Chocolaty Tiramisu Parfaits


This shortcut version of a classic Italian dessert uses purchased ladyfingers to speed up the process. Bittersweet chocolate and espresso add delicious richness.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 8 ounce carton mascarpone cheese

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • cup chocolate- or coffee-flavored liqueur

  • 1 3 ounce package ladyfingers, cubed

  • ¾ cup brewed espresso or strong coffee

  • 3 ounce bittersweet chocolate, shredded or finely chopped


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat mascarpone cheese, cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium to high speed just until soft peaks form (tips curl). Fold in the liqueur just until combined.

  2. Divide half of the ladyfinger cubes among eight 6-ounce parfait glasses or sundae glasses. Drizzle with half of the espresso. Top with half of the mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle with half of the chocolate. Repeat layers once. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
29g Fat
21g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Protein 8g
Calcium 292.8mg 23%
Iron 0.7mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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