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Lemony Limoncello Tiramisu

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 21, 2022
This limoncello tiramisu is a delightful citrus twist on a classic Italian dessert. It's always a favorite at holiday meals or summer gatherings! —Deena Resnick, Oregon City, Oregon
Lemony Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cartons (8 ounces each) mascarpone cheese
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup limoncello
  • 1 package (7 ounces) crisp ladyfinger cookies
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) lemon curd
  • Candied lemon slices, optional


  1. Stir mascarpone cheese; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Whisk egg yolks, sugar and milk in top of a double boiler until mixture is thickened (ribbon stage) and a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from heat; cool completely. Whisk in mascarpone cheese until almost smooth. Whip heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  2. Combine lemon juice and limoncello. Briefly dip 24 ladyfingers into lemon mixture and place in the bottom of an 11x7-in. baking dish. Top with half the mascarpone mixture, half the lemon curd and half the whipped cream. Repeat layers. Refrigerate, covered, 6 hours or overnight. To serve, garnish with candied lemon slices as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 509 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 204mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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