What is life without desserts? I mean, amidst all this negativity, desserts are one thing that brings sweetness into your life. And while cakes and ice cream will always hold a special place in my heart. I feel they’re not an appropriate choice when you’re hosting a fancy dinner. So, after extensive research, I found the perfect dessert to impress my guests: the toasted almond tiramisu recipe. 

Keep reading to learn how you can make the Italian tiramisu with a fun and flavorful twist!

Toasted Almond Tiramisu Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 10
Calories 98 kcal


  • 1 package ladyfingers, (Savoiardi)

For the mascarpone cream

  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Amaretto liqueur

For the amaretti topping

  • 20 20 amaretti cookies
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

For the dipping mixture

  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Amaretto liqueur


  • Mix the amaretti and almonds and put them in a food processor 
  • Pulse until both the cookies and almonds are coarsely chopped, set aside once done
  • Place the mascarpone and almond extract in a medium-sized bowl and stir
  • In another bowl, combine the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and amaretto 
  • Beat the ingredients using an electric beater till a soft mixture forms
  • Take 1/4th of the whipped cream and fold it into the mascarpone cheese
  • Gradually add the remaining whipped cream into the mascarpone and fold until all ingredients are thoroughly combined, set aside once done
  • Place the dipping mixture ingredients in a shallow bowl and stir
  • Dip a ladyfinger into the mixture one by one, turn to coat, and remove 
  • Repeat until you have enough ladyfingers to cover the bottom of the dish
  • Top the first layer with ½ of the mascarpone cream and then make a third layer ½ of the amaretti topping. Repeat the process once
  • Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours 
  • Serve chilled!
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Tiramisu is a no-bake dessert, making it an excellent option for summer when turning on the oven is the least favorite thing to do. If you’re a fan of the Italian pastry, chances are you’ve already tried the classic tiramisu a few times. Now, you’re probably looking for ways to enjoy that flavor but with a twist.

That’s precisely what the toasted almond tiramisu recipe offers. This variation of the classic tiramisu has ladyfingers soaked in an amaretto-flavored milk mixture. This is then layered with Italian mascarpone cream, and topped with crunchy amaretti cookies and almond crumbs. Dee-licious!

Tips to Make the Perfect Tiramisu

Don’t Soak!

First and foremost, don’t leave your ladyfinger cookies into the dipping mixture for too long – dip them for a few seconds only. Soaking ladyfinger cookies makes them overly soggy, and that results in a wet and messy dessert.

Line Your Pan

Before layering your tiramisu, line the dish with plastic wrap. This will make it more convenient for you to flip the dessert into the serving dish (after it has chilled), so you can get the full effect of your layered dessert without it falling over.

Switch the Layers

Want to create a sturdier dessert tiramisu that doesn’t look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Criss-cross cookie layers when layering your tiramisu. This will make it easier for you to cut the dessert and make the dessert look more beautiful.

Mix Up the Flavors

Tiramisu doesn’t always have to be coffee-flavored. There’s nothing wrong with keeping it classic, but don’t be afraid to experiment with toasted almonds and fruits and switch things up with liquor, rum, amaretto, and more. 

Be Patient

Most importantly, don’t rush things when making a tiramisu. After layering, refrigerate the dish for at least 4-5 hours, so it’s fully chilled before serving. You can also leave it in the refrigerator overnight if you like to prepare things in advance.

Other Toasted Almond Recipes to Try 

Love toasted almonds? Then you should certainly check out the Traditional Almond Burfi, made from all healthy ingredients. If you’re in the mood for something non-traditional, then try the Almond Cheesecake Cones or have a delicious Chocolate Almond Croissant with your evening coffee!

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