Christmas Tiramisu

Christmas Dessert – Irish Cream & Clementine Tiramisu

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins

Christmas Dessert – Irish Cream & Clementine Tiramisu

A seasonal twist on a traditional Italian dessert which benefits being made ahead of time.


500g mascarpone cheese

100ml Baileys coffee flavour liqueur

250 ml strong good quality coffee

300g Savoiardi biscuits/ sponge fingers

Juice & zest of 8 clementine

6 eggs

60ml Gran Marnier or Orange liqueur

130g golden caster sugar

Grated dark chocolate



  • Combine the clementine juice, orange liqueur and 30g caster sugar in a pan, bring to the boil and remove from the heat and allow to cool
  • Separate the egg yolks and whites into two large bowls
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff
  • Add the remaining sugar to the yolks and whisk until thick and foamy
  • Whisk the mascarpone and baileys into the egg yolks until fully combined
  • Fold the egg whites into this mixture keeping it light and airy
  • Pour the coffee and clementine juice into a shallow dish and dip the sponge fingers to soak each side
  • Layer the sponge fingers on the bottom of your serving dish until the bottom layer is covered (approx. half of the biscuits)
  • Spread the mascarpone mix over this and repeat the layering process again
  • Top the final layer with grated chocolate and clementine zest before serving