Pistachio Tiramisu Recipe

  • by Nonna Box December 29, 2016
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  • Last Updated on March 1, 2023
Pistachio Tiramisu Recipe is a delicious choice.

Well, that didn’t take us long. We spoke a while back about the best authentic Italian Tiramisu recipe –and we lied. Sort of. While  The first one had the zabaione surprise, while this this one is a bit more uncommon–it’s a pistachio tiramisu recipe!

This pistachio tiramisu recipe is a bit more different than you were expecting.

And why not? It’s green! It’s even festive, we might add, thus making it a perfect Christmas season dessert. Not that Tiramisu isn’t perfect for any season anyway. Very much like Cannoli, you don’t need a reason to prepare an authentic Italian Tiramisu recipe. You just print it out and go to your kitchen…and then enjoy, before everybody else storms in to grab a slice. After all, the unmistakable aroma of coffee is an instant invitation to grab a dessert spoon. And pistachios, apart from the intense green color, give a distinctive flavor even when combined with this classic dessert. Curious to see just how unique the taste is?

Try other layered desserts:

Or make your own homemade lady fingers.

Without further ado…

This Authentic Italian Tiramisu recipe is a bit more different than you were expecting.

Pistachio Tiramisu Recipe

This is a fun and tasty version of the classic Tiramisu recipe which will use pistachios.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 642kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 40 g Pistachios
  • 20 g Sesame oil
  • 40 g Egg yolks approx. 2 eggs
  • 80 g Sugar
  • 30 ml Water
  • 300 g Mascarpone
  • 8 Ladyfingers
  • Plain cocoa powder as needed
  • 70 g Coffee
  • 30 ml Water at room temperature
  • 10 g pistachios Chopped


  • To prepare this pistachio Tiramisu recipe, you first place the pistachios in a mixer, until they turn into a powder. Pour the sesame oil little by little and continue to whisk until the texture becomes creamy. It is important to add the sesame oil little by little until achieving a creamy consistency. If you don’t have sesame oil available, you can use sunflower oil as well.
  • Prepare coffee with a coffee maker and let it cool.
  • Pour water in a saucepan with a thick bottom, and boil it with sugar. It’s recommended to monitor the temperature using a food thermometer, because when the temperature reaches 115 °C (239 F), start to beat the egg yolks using a mixer.
  • When the syrup reaches 121 °C (249.8 F), remove the saucepan from heat and pour it into the bowl where you placed your egg yolks. Continue beating at low speed, until the mixture has cooled, and has a clear and foamy texture. It will take about 10-12 minutes for the syrup to cool. At this point add the mascarpone cheese and continue beating the egg yolks with the other ingredients.
  • Finally, add the pistachio cream, while still mixing all the other ingredients in the bowl, otherwise they won’t blend properly.
  • Divide the ladyfingers in half.
  • Pour the coffee from the coffee maker in a wide bowl, then temper it with 30 ml of water at room temperature.
  • Use 4 cups of 140 ml to serve the tiramisu. Use a pastry bag to create a first layer of cream.
  • Dip the two halves of ladyfingers in the coffee mix, then put them inside the cup, over the first layer.
  • For the second layer, continue adding the cream with the pastry bag. Sprinkle the surface with cocoa powder, then add another layer of ladyfingers, followed by another layer of cream.
  • Finish it off by sprinkling it with cocoa powder and chopped pistachios.


  • The dessert needs to be kept in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
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One Response to “Pistachio Tiramisu Recipe”

  1. Ismael says:

    Pistachio and Tiramisu in one recipe? This will make you feel like you are in cloud 9!

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