Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Tiramisu Tart

August 13, 2019 at 8:19 am | Posted in BCM, groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 10 Comments
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tiramisu tart

I do love a good tiramisu, so there was no doubt I would be game for a Tiramisu Tart. This has all the required elements of a classic tiramisu– a layer of ladyfingers soaked in strong coffee and plenty of delicious mascarpone cream– housed in a sweet pastry shell.

I decided to scale the recipe back and make a few small tartlets instead of a large tart. There are only two of us here, and even though I think regular tiramisu gets better and better as it sits, I was a little worried that I’d have a soggy crust long before we could finish up a full-size tart. I put a thin layer of melted dark chocolate on the bottom of each shell for some extra insurance that they’d stay crisp for a couple of days. Also for some extra chocolate…who am I kidding?!? I bought a domestic mascarpone instead of my favorite Italian one, which I have to walk to another neighborhood to find, and it was a little loose when I mixed the filling up. I was glad that I chose to make tartlets, as the individual shells kept the soft filling contained and I didn’t have do deal with messy slices. At work I have access to lots of different kinds of cake scraps, one of them being housemade ladyfinger cake. I absconded the other day with a little scrap packet to put to use here and saved myself a bit of work.

I’d be equally happy with a “regular” tiramisu, but the tart shell is a fun twist. It does give a nice crispy element, it’s really pretty and I did love it. A pick-me-up that you can actually pick up…I mean, what’s not to love?

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Yum! Sounds a very appealing alternative at the classic tiramisu… I am honestly going to give this recipe a try! As authentic Italians, we adore tiramisu!!!

  2. Beautiful, as always. Painting the shell with chocolate is a great idea; I wish I’d done that.

  3. Sounds like this tart is a bit fussy. Everyone seemed to have one issue or another. I am still looking forward to it because well chocolate and coffee:)

    • it was really good— just wish i’d used my preferred brand of mascarpone.

  4. A layer of chocolate is a great idea. I brush the inside of my shells for recipes like this with egg just before it goes in for the last part of the bake (I used my own sweet tart dough recipe) and that worked well too. I LOVED this as a full-sized dish to share but you know I love the look of your minis too!

  5. I love the look of the smaller tart. Nicely done!

  6. It looks amazing! Mine won’t be as pretty, but I look forward to making it.

  7. My wife likes tiramisu. I will try my best to create it this weekend. Definitely would scale it to a size that she would love.

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