It may be called toasted almond tiramisu, but I might be changing that to the one tiramisu recipe you need in your life! Yes, I have a tendency to be on the dramatic side, but you guys know I love tiramisu, and dolling-up classics, and this one turned out even better than I expected. It’s one of those recipes I couldn’t wait one more day to share with you, and if I could pass you a spoon, I would. I’d pass myself one too! Remember those toasted almond ice cream pops you’d get from the ice cream truck? Think that, but boozy with some espresso floating around.
These little parfaits were inspired by dear friends of mine, who live in the U.K. Over the summer, Marc was telling me about this fabulous almond tiramisu Jack makes, and of course I needed to know everything. Jack kind of downplayed the amazingness of the recipe, saying it’s just something he tosses together, but I knew it was so much better than he was giving himself credit for, and as soon as he said he used crushed amaretti cookies, I had visions of a toasted almond tiramisu swirling in my head. Mind you we were on the most amazing cruise, sailing in the Mediterranean, and all I could think about was making tiramisu…
Fast forward to my friends at Farberware asking me to create a spin on classic tiramisu, and I think we all know I high tailed it into the kitchen like nobody’s business!
The recipe itself is incredibly easy, not the mention, delicious. I tweaked my go-to tiramisu by adding almond liqueur and the almond-coffee combination is something else! You still get the coffee flavor you expect in the classic with an added bonus of almond floating around, and the crushed amaretti cookies parked on top mixed with toasted almonds seal the deal. They add that crunch that ties it all together. To be honest, I thought it couldn’t get any better than the filling on a spoon, but just wait until you get that added texture.
To make the situation even sweeter, I assembled them in my favorite little parfait glasses. How great do they look for dinner parties, or girl’s night, or a holiday brunch, or because it’s Thursday and we all deserve a treat? And do you see that pretty, modern coffee maker hanging out? That’s Farberware’s new percolator, and it makes some serious coffee! Believe it or not, my mom still has and uses her Farberware percolator from the 80s, so we were both pretty excited to test out the new one. It’s super simple to use, great for entertaining, and making tiramisu!
My only tip for assembling the parfaits is to make sure to wait and add the crushed amaretti right before serving so they stay crisp, and if you want to invite me over when you make it, I’d be okay with that!
I really hope you guys give this one a try. Make sure to head over to Farberware for the complete toasted almond tiramisu recipe, and let me know what you think! Big thanks to Marc and Jack for the inspiration. I hope I did it justice! Thanks so much for reading, guys!
Happy baking! Xo