Continental Bistro's To-Die-For Tiramisu

Continental Bistro's To-Die-For Tiramisu
Servings: 12 Prep 20 mins Chill At least 2 hrs


  • 2 pounds (4 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Marsala wine
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 6 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 24 ladyfinger cookies (see Note)
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate

Make It

1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the sugar and Marsala until smooth and fluffy. In separate mixing bowl, whip heavy cream, vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently combine cream cheese and whipped cream mixtures; set aside.

2. Stir together coffee, brandy and coffee liqueur in a shallow bowl or pie plate. (This will be used to soak ladyfingers.)

To assemble:

3. In single serving wineglasses. Place a scant 1/4 cup cream cheese mixture in the bottom of a glass. Quickly dip one ladyfinger cookie in soaking liquid. Break in half, and place over cream cheese mixture. Repeat a layering of cream cheese and a soaked ladyfinger. Top with a dollop of cream cheese mixture. Repeat with 11 more glasses and remaining cream cheese, ladyfingers and soaking liquid. Grate chocolate over all of the servings.