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Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle

Rich and absolutely fabulous—my family's five-star dessert is simply an opulent presentation that is almost too good to eat. You'll relish every luscious bite.—Tonya Burkhard, Davis, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/2 hours Cook: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    21 servings


  • 12 large egg yolks
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 2-3/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cartons (8 ounces each) mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coffee liqueur
  • 1/3 cup instant espresso powder
  • 70 crisp ladyfinger cookies


  • In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolks, 1-1/3 cups sugar, 1/4 cup water, rum, brandy and nutmeg until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 25 minutes. Remove from the heat; gradually whisk in the cheese.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into mascarpone mixture.
  • Place chocolate chips in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped.
  • In a small saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil. Stir in the coffee liqueur, espresso powder and remaining sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Dip 14 ladyfingers into mixture; arrange in a single layer in a 5-qt. glass bowl. Spread 2 cups mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons chocolate. Repeat layers four times. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Editor's Note
This recipe was prepared with Alessi brand ladyfinger cookies.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 554 calories, 34g fat (18g saturated fat), 231mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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