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White Grapefruit Tiramisu

White Grapefruit Tiramisu

White Grapefruit is a fresh, citrusy spin on the traditional Italian dessert. It is the perfect way to brighten spring flavors.


I’m a very citrusy person, which means that I LOVE lemons, limes, oranges and above all white grapefruits. I’m in love with the tanginess and sweetness of these precious gifts of nature and for that reason I made a healthier and fresher version of the most famous Italian dessert in the whole world : the Tiramisu’. This recipe also works great with lemons. Have a boost of vitamin C while enjoying a delicious dessert and savoring the taste of the upcoming summer.

Buon Appetito!!!

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Ale Gambini
Course Dolci
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 white grapefruit
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 7 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 8 ounces fresh mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 7 ounces savoiardi


  • Wash, dry and grate half of the peel of the white grapefruit, then squeeze out the juice of the whole grapefruit. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the egg yolks and 5 tablespoons of sugar with a hand mixer until creamy.
  • Add the mascarpone cheese and continue to beat until incorporated.
  • In a second mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff then gently fold into the mascarpone cream.
  • In a third mixing bowl, whip the chilled heavy whipping cream until stiff then fold into the mascarpone cream.
  • Stir in the grated grapefruit peel.
  • Pour the grapefruit juice and 1 cup of water into a rim soup plate, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Spoon the bottom of a baking dish with a little amount of the mascarpone cream.
  • Dip briefly the ladyfingers (one at the time) into the grapefruit and water mixture, then squeeze out the excess of liquid.
  • Make a layer of dipped ladyfingers into the baking dish then spoon evenly half of the mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers.
  • Make another layer of dipped ladyfingers, spoon evenly the remaining mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers.
  • Cover the grapefruit tiramisu’ tightly with cling wrap and allow to rest in the fridge at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve garnished with grapefruit slices.


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