The BEST Tiramisu

The BEST Tiramisu

By: Kari S. - Two Rivers, WI- 2014 Recipe Contest Submission


This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.



Featured ingredient: Highlander Grogg Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 C. white sugar
  • 2/3 C. milk
  • 1 1/4 C. heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. madagascar vanilla extract
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 C. strong brewed Door County Highlander Grogg Coffee, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. rum
  • 2 (3 oz.) packages ladyfinger cookies
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended.
  2. Whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator 1 hour until it forms into whipped cream.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff peaks form. Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.
  4. In a small bowl, combine Door County Coffee Highlander Grogg and rum. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise and drizzle with coffee mixture.
  5. Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 7x11 inch dish. Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of chilled whipped cream mixture over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.