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Tiramisu Trifle

Posted on 09 December 2016

This is a Bonnie Stern recipe from A Canadian Living issue from December 1989.

This is a special (and expensive) once a year treat! I make this for our dessert every Christmas and it is our girl's favourite. The amaretti cookies and Marsala wine really make this. I always find the cookies at Longos.


• 4 pkgs of amaretti biscuits
• 1 c  strong brewed coffee
• ½ c Marsala wine
• 1 ⅓ c sugar
• 3 X 500 gram-tubs mascarpone cheese (room temp)
• 9 egg whites

• Semisweet chocolate
• Fresh raspberries


Combine hot coffee with ¼ cup Marsala wine. Stir in ⅔ cup sugar until disolved.

Dip cookies in coffee mixture and place a single layer in the trifle dish.

Beat the mascarpone cheese with remaining ¼ cup Marsala and ⅔ cup sugar. Add more of each if needed.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture.

Spread a layer of the cheese mixture on the cookies. Repeat the cookie/cheese layers several times (I usually get 7 to 8 layers)

Chill overnight (can be made 2 days ahead )

Decorate top of trifle with grated chocolate and raspberries. I also use a ribbon on the outside at Christmas.Save

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