Tiramisu Tart

Sweet crunchy crust with rich chocolate filling, topped with espresso mascarpone cheese

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Here’s another story of an ingredient wanted to commit suicide.

This time it’s the mascarpone cheese.

So you also know the story of buying stuffs in bulk? Ha! I know you do.

So you get the picture.

I knew I bought the mascarpone cheese for something. I really did. But my saved recipes to try are everywhere and I didn’t have enough time to search all of them.

What to do? What to do?

Well, I found it before I encounter some suicidal scene inside the fridge.

I was supposed toΒ use the mascarpone cheese for another recipe, but I want to have a reason to use my pretty tartlet pans.

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The source recipe used 11-inch, but I managed to divide the crust, filling and topping evenly with my tartlet pans. I love them more in smaller size or do you think I am really just finding an excuse to use my pans? πŸ˜€

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These tarts have sweet, crunchy crust with very rich chocolate filling. I have burnt the crust a little as I was busy with something else – probably another recipe to try. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I think dark chocolate can be used, too. I don’t even know why I did not opt for dark chocolates. Oh well! Maybe next time, Jhuls! πŸ˜› To finish off, each tart must be topped with espresso mascarpone filling and dust with fairy dust, er… cocoa powder.

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Tiramisu Tarts

  • Servings: 4 tarts x 12 cm or 1 tart x 11 inches
  • Difficulty: easy
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For the crust:

  • 1Β½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ΒΎ cup powdered sugar
  • β…› tsp salt
  • 7 tbsp butter, cold
  • 1 large egg yolk

For the chocolate filling:

  • ΒΎ cup heavy cream
  • Β½ cup whole milk
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 large egg

For the espresso mascarpone cream:

  • 2 tbspΒ cold water
  • 1ΒΌ tsp unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1Β½ tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1Β½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1Β½ cups heavy cream
  • ΒΌ cup + 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese, softened
  • ΒΌ cup granulated sugar
  • Cocoa powder, for sprinkling


For the crust:

  1. Prepare 4 (12 cm each) tartlet pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredient except the egg yolk. Mix using a pastry mixer or your clean hands until crumbly. Add in egg yolk and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Divide the dough into your 4 tartlet pans. Press the dough until crust is formed. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. While the dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 350 F.
  5. Bake the crust for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the filling:

  1. In a saucepan, heat cream and milk over a medium heat. When it edges starts to bubble, remove from heat. Add the chocolate and let sit for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the egg and mix until well incorporated. Pour the mixture over the cooled crust.
  3. On the same oven temperature (350 F), bake again for about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely and place in the fridge to chill. This may take about 2 hours.

For the espresso mascarpone cream:

  1. In a small bowl, place the cold water and sprinkle the gelatin over the water. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
  2. In another small bowl, dissolve espresso powder into the vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. Back to the gelatin mixture: microwave the mixture for about 10 seconds until the gelatin barely melts. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Add mascarpone cheese and sugar, mix using a spatula.
  5. Reduce the speed to low and add the gelatin mixture + the espresso mixture. Beat until combined.
  6. Spread the espresso mascarpone cream over the chilled tart. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Source recipe: Tiramisu Tart by With Love and Cupcakes

Notes on whipping the cream:

As to my experience, the only points to note are:

  1. Make sure to have your glass/metal bowl and beaters cold. And of course, your cream.
  2. Beat the cream on low-medium for 7 minutes or untilΒ stiffΒ and make sure not to overbeat.
  3. And please, BE PATIENT!πŸ˜‰

I hope you try this recipe and I would love to know what you think. πŸ˜‰

Have a fantastic weekend and happy Fiesta Friday to all! Wishing you a day full of smiles! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


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93 thoughts on “Tiramisu Tart

  1. I want to say something more meaningful, but I’ll just say what I thought when I opened up the post! yum, yum, yum yum yum!! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!!

    1. Yay! That sounds great. Anyway, I have added some recipes. I will swing by to check some links later. Gotta fly to work, I am late. Haha! See you around and thanks for the invite. πŸ™‚ x

  2. This is a fantastic droolworthy recipe so I had to make it too!. It was fun making it in my kitchen, my little nephew & nice joined in making them! xxxx The result was magnificent & amazingly fab! xxx

  3. Gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! I love tiramisΓΊ but these tartes are even better than my usual concoction. The chocolate layer alone is to die for!
    Happy FF!
    Ginger x

  4. Oh yum, tiramisu in a tart form! I love how this version has also incorporated some crunchy texture by using the tart crust! The espresso and marscapone cream sounds absolutely divine: rich and fluffy πŸ™‚ (and I love the pretty colours of the tart pans!)

    1. I am all about textures, too. If only I have not burned my tarts, maybe they would taste best. πŸ˜€ Well, it happens. But they were still delicious. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by, Laurie. x

  5. Those little tart pans are waaaaay too cute and colorful Jhuls. Love Tiramisu, and they show so beautifully in your little tart pans. I hope you’ve brought many along for the fiesta πŸ™‚

  6. These look wonderful! I love miniature versions of things, and these are no exception! I’ve only seldom bought/used mascarpone, partly because I had a hard time finding things to make to use it up, but now I’ll have to keep this recipe in mind.

    1. I love mascarpone cheese a lot. I hope I could stock more in my fridge, but they expire so quickly. So I get them whenever I need them. πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot for stopping by. x

    1. I know – if only one ingredient, no problem. But there are times that too many of them wants to commit suicide in the same time. 😐 Thank you for being here, Julie. x

  7. Tiramisu, one of my favourites.
    I know the feeling well of buying something to use in a particular recipe and then not remembering which one. But, it always gets put to good use.

    1. The recipe I was supposed use the mascarpone was also not 100% success, but it tasted amazing. I have to get another batch of mascarpone and do it again. πŸ™‚ Thanks for being here, Nadia. x

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