Tiramisu Cookie Pie

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Easter is coming up, and it will be the first real holiday of 2017 we’re celebrating without my dad. While it’s been almost 6 months since he passed, I try to find different way to keep his memories alive. My kids and I took up coin collecting, one of his hobbies when I was a child. We look at family photos together and tell stories. We also remember him through the recipes we share. His biological mother was Italian as was his adoptive mother {his biological aunt} and his adoptive father. I usually prepare tiramisu for Christmas, but I thought — Why not prepare a new version of tiramisu for Easter? Check out my Tiramisu Cookie Pie, a delicious spin on one of my favorite Italian desserts.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup + 2 T sugar
  • 1/4 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coffee, cooled
  • OREO Pie Crust
  • NILLA Wafers
  • Optional: Mini NILLA Wafers, 1/4 cup dark chocolate, sprinkles

Directions:

Begin by gathering your ingredients. Best part about this pie? It requires no baking at all! Within about 10 minutes, your pie will be prepped and ready for refrigeration. The first step is to make the tiramisu cream.

To make the cream, separate two eggs into whites and yolks. Set the whites aside. In a stand mixer, whisk together the two egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract until you have a pale, yellow mixture. By hand, fold in the mascarpone cheese. This has to be done carefully so that the mixture does not separate. Next, whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold your egg whites into your mascarpone mixture until just combined.

Did you notice I got an OREO Pie Crust? It’s an awesome way to add that delicious chocolate cookie flavor into your Tiramisu Cookie Pie. Place half the cream mixture as the first layer at the bottom of the pie.

Dip NILLA Wafers in a cup of room temperature coffee and make a single layer of cookies over the cream. You can form a nice design by spacing the NILLA Wafers out evenly. The NILLA Wafers absorb the coffee and get a soft texture, just like the traditional lady fingers in tiramisu.

Top the coffee-soaked cookies with the second half of the cream, and smooth the surface with a spatula. Dust the top of the pie with cocoa powder, a traditional component of tiramisu. 

Refrigerate the pie for several hours or overnight. This is a wonderful dessert to prepare a day before your family’s celebration. To put a whimsical twist on this classic dessert, melt 1/4 of a cup of dark chocolate and drizzle it over Mini NILLA Wafers. Then add fun spring-colored sprinkles. Allow the chocolate to set on the cookies. Decorate the pie by placing the Mini NILLA Wafers overlapping one another around the edge. 

Your pie is ready to serve! But I’m warning you: it’s super delicious! It tastes like a light, fluffy cheesecake with a touch of coffee and chocolate flavors.

You may think one pie is plenty for your family, but this may not be true. My family of four pretty much tore through this pie within hours of cutting the first slice. It’s just that good!

Head to Walmart where you can purchase NILLA Wafers down the cookie aisle and OREO Pie Crust down the baking aisle. For a fun variation, you can even try making it with HoneyMaid Pie Crust or NILLA Pie Crust. And now, you can earn cash back when you shop for both items using the Ibotta app.

What desserts are you preparing for Easter?

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia (age 7) and Bryce (age 5). Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.
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