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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
Keyword Tiramisu Cups, Tiramisu in a Glass
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 951kcal
Author Heather


Cookie Layer

  • 7 oz package Lady Finger cookies
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee *preferably using espresso
  • 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur

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

Whipped Cream Layer

  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  • cocoa powder for dusting
  • 2-3 oz chocolate shavings


  • 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.
  • Make coffee and let cool to room temperature.
  • 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.
  • Once the custard layer is chilled, whip together with Mascarpone cheese and place into pastry bag.
  • Cut lady fingers into chunks- about 8 chunks per cookie. Set aside. Mix together room temperature coffee and amaretto.
  • 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.


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


Calories: 951kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 382mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2523IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 2mg