Perfect for dinner parties, Tiramisu Wine Glass Trifles are a twist on the classic tiramisu. Rich, creamy and elegantly portioned. This will be the star of your dinner.

Tiramisu Wine Glass Trifles

A variation on the heavenly Italian dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 -8 servings
Author Heather


  • Cookie Layer
  • 7 oz package Lady Finger cookies
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee *preferably using espresso
  • 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
  • For the Custard Layer
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 lg egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 14-16 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • For the Whipped Cream Layer
  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • For the Garnish
  • cocoa powder for dusting
  • 2-3 oz chocolate shavings


  1. Prepare custard first by heating milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat to almost boiling (do not boil). Meanwhile whisk together egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium stainless steel or glass bowl. Slowly stream in 1/2 of hot milk to yolk mixture while whisking consistently. Add remaining hot milk, continue whisking. Transfer back to saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens-about 5-7 mins. Transfer to a clean bowl and stir in butter and vanilla. Cover with wax paper and chill for an hour.
  2. Make coffee and let cool to room temperature.
  3. For the whipped cream layer combine whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form- about 1 min. Transfer to a pastry bag & refrigerate. See tips in post above for pastry bag replacement.
  4. Once the custard layer is chilled, whip together with Mascarpone cheese and place into pastry bag.
  5. Cut lady fingers into chunks- about 8 chunks per cookie. Set aside. Mix together room temperature coffee and amaretto.
  6. Line up wine glasses and place desired amount of lady fingers in each glass as the bottom layer. Spoon 1-3 tbsp of coffee/liquor mixture over cookie chunks in each of the glasses until well saturated. Squeeze in a layer of custard and then a layer of whipped cream. Repeat with cookie, custard, whipped cream. Garnish with shaved chocolate or dust with cocoa powder. Refrigerate until served.

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.* Preparation time does not include chilling time.
Adapted from Epicurious, All Recipes and