When it is strawberry season and you find the plumpest, freshest strawberries at your local farmer’s market it means spring is here and it is time to make our favorite dessert with a special twist! This delicious strawberry tiramisu recipe has all the rich ingredients of a traditional tiramisu like mascarpone cheese, eggs, whipped cream, sugar and ladyfingers but instead of coffee to dip your cookies in it has a sweet homemade strawberry syrup and layers of ripe red strawberries too! This is one of our favorite no bake desserts of all times!
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From start to finish you can put this delicious strawberry tiramisu recipe made with fresh strawberries, ladyfingers and mascarpone together in just 30 minutes. What are you waiting for? The freshest, perfect dessert for spring is so easy to make you will wonder why you haven’t made it before.
From fresh strawberries to soft and creamy mascarpone cheese, this strawberry tiramisu is perfect for the whole family, because unlike normal tiramisu it has no coffee or caffeine so even the kids can enjoy this strawberry and cream treat.
For the strawberry syrup: Place all the ingredients for the strawberry sauce in a small pot: 1.3 lb 150 gr of cleaned, washed and chopped strawberries, 0.13 lb / 60 grams of sugar, 4 tbsp / 60 gr of water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and the rind of 2 lemons roughly chopped photo 1-2.
Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the lemon rind and blend with an immersion blender until smooth photo 3-4.
Pour into a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge.
For the mascarpone cream: Place the yolks in a bowl with high sides and beat very slightly with a fork photo 7-8.
Place 0.25 lb / 115 gr of sugar and 2 1/4 tbsp / 35 grams of water in a small pot over low heat and cook for about 2 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the mixture become a transparent sugar syrup that bubbles slightly photo 9-10.
Get your hand mixer ready and pour the sugar syrup still hot into the egg yolks and whip on high speed for 5 minutes until stiff and room temperature photo 11-12.
When the egg mixture has cooled, take the mascarpone cheese from the fridge and add it to the eggs and beat with the hand mixer on medium speed until completely incorporated photo 13-14.
In a separate bowl, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form. You can add the powdered sugar if you are using unsweetened cream photo 15-16.
Carefully fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until completely combined without deflating the mixture and place in the fridge until you are ready to use it photo 17-18.
Assemble the tiramisu: Remove the strawberry sauce from the fridge and dilute with 10 teaspoons of cold water and stir. Dip each ladyfinger in the diluted syrup on each side and put them one next to the other on the bottom of a pretty glass rectangle or square baking dish until the entire bottom is completely covered with lady fingers photo 19-20.
Take the mascarpone cream mixture out of the fridge and spread half the mixture over the lady fingers with a pastry knife or pastry pouch. Place a layer of sliced strawberries that you have washed, dried and cut into rounds to create a layer on top of the mascarpone photo 21-22.
Place another layer of ladyfingers rolled in the strawberry syrup on top of the strawberry layer. Use the remaining half of the mascarpone to cover the top and decorate with the remaining strawberries photo 23-24.
If desired, you can sprinkle a tablespoon of chopped pistachios on top. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and serve a scoop or slice of strawberry tiramisu in individual glass bowls or small dessert plates.
Drain the strawberries. You can cut the strawberries ahead of time and let them drain off a little strawberry juice before you use them. The juice can be added instead of water to dilute the strawberry syrup you will dip the ladyfingers into.
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This strawberry tiramisu is already a variation on the class coffee tiramisu recipe one might find at an Italian restaurant, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make even more improvements and adjustments to fit our individual tastes. Here are some ideas for getting creative with this fresh strawberries dessert with lady finger cookies and whipped topping.
Cocoa powder or chocolate bits. If you are a chocolate lover and can’t stand to make this easy dessert without at least a little chocolate, you can skip the optional pistachios and instead dust the top with cocoa powder or add a sprinkling of chocolate chips in with the chopped strawberries.
Enjoy your strawberry tiramisu with one of these Italian drinks:
Strawberry tiramisu should be chilled for at least 30 minutes in the fridge, but you will find that it becomes even better if you chill it for several hours. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container and eaten within 24 hours because of the eggs.
No, mascarpone and cream cheese are not exactly the same thing, but they are quite close. Mascarpone is fairly high fat cheese made from heavy cream cows’ milk with cream of tartar or other acid like lemon juice which makes it thicken. If you are not able to find mascarpone you can substitute with cream cheese.