Discover the lush richness of Italy and the homey comfort of America in one delightful bite with our Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu. This mouthwatering masterpiece artfully marries the velvety elegance of Italian Tiramisu and the irresistible decadence of a classic American brownie; all brightened up by the cheerful zestiness of Amalfi lemons. A dessert lover’s dream is to enjoy a culinary adventure from the comfort of your kitchen.
An Intro to Savor: Your Delicious Amalgamation
Imagine sinking your teeth into a fudgy, rich brownie only to be greeted by the cool, creamy smoothness of mascarpone cream that’s been kissed by the zingy, citrusy flavor of Amalfi lemons. That’s the delight this recipe holds in store.
Whether you want to impress at your next dinner party or spoil yourself, this exquisite fusion dessert is just the ticket and Italian brownie tiramisu will become the most requested dessert!
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Why You’ll Love The Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu
- A perfect fusion: This dish combines the best of American and Italian desserts in one elegant treat.
- Refreshing: The lemony twist offers a refreshing counterpoint to the rich brownie and mascarpone layers.
- Versatile: It’s perfect for any occasion, from a fancy dinner party to a cozy night in.
- Easy To Find Ingredients: Every ingredient is basic and easy to find!
- Easy to Transport: The Italian brownie tiramisu is the perfect Italian dessert to take to any party you are invited to.
Kitchen Essentials To Prepare The Italian Dessert
- A microwave-safe bowl
- A 9×13-inch baking pan
- A mixer
- A serving dish
Ingredients To Make Amalfi Lemon BrownieTiramisu
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder
- Mascarpone cheese
- Heavy cream
- Amalfi (or regular) lemons
- Strong brewed espresso
How to make Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu
This is more of an overview of the recipe directions; you’ll find the full recipe with all of our Italian love in the recipe card at the end of this post.
In essence, you’ll prepare brownies, then create a luscious mascarpone cream infused with lemon. You’ll cut the brownies into squares, quickly dip them in espresso, and layer them with the lemon cream.
After refrigeration, you’ll be ready to serve this luxurious tiramisu dessert.
What to serve with Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu
This rich dessert pairs beautifully with a strong Italian espresso or a glass of limoncello for an authentic Italian experience.
Options to Customize Your Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu
- Substitute Amalfi lemons with regular lemons or even oranges for a different citrus twist.
- Add a splash of limoncello to the mascarpone cream for an extra Italian touch.
- Swap the espresso for a strong-brewed coffee if you prefer.
4 Tips To Deepen The Flavor Of Your Italian Dessert Indulgence
- To enhance your Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu experience, ensure your brownies are completely cooled before cutting and dipping in espresso. This will keep them from falling apart and absorbing too much coffee.
- Also, use the freshest lemons you can find, as they’ll provide a vibrant citrus punch to balance the richness of your dessert.
- For the espresso, go for a quality roast – its depth of flavor will enhance the overall taste of your tiramisu.
- Lastly, don’t rush the chilling process. This dessert is about patience, allowing the flavors to meld together perfectly. Happy baking!
How to Reheat & Store Your Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu
This section will share how to store any possible leftovers that you have. However, in our Italian home, we always send leftovers with our guests and family as we love to feed others, so use that as a suggestion as well!
Best Way to Store Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu Leftovers
Keep your dessert covered in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.
How Long Will Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu Last in the Fridge?
This dessert will last 3-4 days in the fridge, provided it’s well-covered.
Can I Freeze Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu?
Absolutely! Just ensure it’s in a freezer-safe container. It can last up to a month.
How to Reheat Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu
Simply let it thaw in the fridge if it’s been frozen; no need for reheating.
My Favorite Secret For My Italian Brownie Tiramisu
One thing I love about this Italian dessert is that you can change things up a lot.
For instance, sometimes I layer this in 2 layer, meaning 2 layers of brownie and 2 layers of lemon mascarpone. However, other times, I start with the brownie, add 2 layers of lemon mascarpone and top off with a brownie.
I always dust it with cocoa powder or a chocolate bar with a grater. Chocolate syrup is optional but Oh, MaMa!
Other times I create a three-layer tiramisu, and I don’t flavor the dessert with lemon and instead vanilla, and then I top that off with more chocolate, as you can see in the middle bottom image above.
If you really want to change things up, add a layer of chocolate ice cream or flavor a layer of the mascarpone mixture to chocolate which is what I did in the top row, middle image, and WOW!
We use fondant on ours sometimes as well, just to give a different texture, but chocolate syrup will give you the kick you are looking for when it comes to citrus against a chocolate.
Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu FAQs
Can I use another type of citrus in place of lemon?
You could use oranges or grapefruits for a different flavor profile.
Can I skip the espresso?
Yes, you can. However, the espresso adds a depth of flavor that pairs well with the brownies and lemon cream.
Until Next Time: An Invitation to Indulgence
So, my dear friends, you have journeyed with us through the delightful culinary fusion of Amalfi Lemon Brownie Tiramisu, savoring every sumptuous bite with the spirit of la dolce vita. Now it’s your turn to create and indulge. We can’t wait to hear your stories, variations, and triumphs.
And we urge you, don’t let the conversation end here. Leave us a comment. Share with us your thoughts and experiences. Your applause, spark of culinary inspiration, and shared joy make this endeavor all the more worthwhile. So, don your aprons, preheat those ovens, and take this journey.
Because nothing brings people together like good food, and nothing sparks joy like creating something truly spectacular. Here’s to creating, indulging, and savoring life’s sweet moments. Buon Appetito! ~Dana XO
- For the Brownies
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- For the Tiramisu Layer
- 8 oz mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- Zest and juice of 2 Amalfi (or regular) lemons
- 1 cup strong brewed espresso, cooled
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, then stir in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
- Stir until well combined.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan.
- For the tiramisu layer, whip the mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice together until creamy and light.
- Cut the cooled brownies into small squares.
- Quickly dip each brownie square into the espresso (do not soak), then layer them at the bottom of a serving dish. Spread a layer of lemon mascarpone cream over the brownies.
- Repeat with another layer of dipped brownies and cream.
- Refrigerate the tiramisu for at least 2 hours (or overnight if possible) to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Before serving, optionally garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder and some additional lemon zest.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 734Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 1gSugar: 59gProtein: 8g
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