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Strawberry Tiramisu

File this one under “everything in moderation”  This is not what I would call a healthy recipe, but it is extremely delicious – and it’s strawberry season, so I’m celebrating with my version of Tiramisu!  Fresh strawberries, Frangelico, and mascarpone whipped cream.  Oh my!  All this and no baking necessary.  When I make this “just because”, I cut the recipe in half, or make individual portions, because I could easily eat the entire thing myself.

Eat well!


Strawberry Tiramisu

Yield: 10 servings


  • 1 1/4 cups strawberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup plus 4 Tbs Frangelico or hazelnut liqueur, divided
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/3 cups chilled whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries
  • 2 packages crisp ladyfingers (Savoiardi)


Whisk preserves with 1/4 cup Frangelico and orange juice, in a 2 cup measuring cup and set aside.

Mix mascarpone with 2 Tbs Frangelico, in a large mixing bowl, and set aside.

Hull and slice half the strawberries.

Mix whipping cream, brown sugar, vanilla,and remaining 2 Tbs Frangelico, in a large mixing bowl, until sugar is dissolved. Then, using an electric mixer, whip cream mixture until soft peaks form.

Stir approximately 1/4 of the cream into the cheese mixture, to lighten, and then gradually fold in the remaining cream.

Spread 1/2 cup of the preserve mixture over the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish, or a trifle bowl.

Arrange enough ladyfingers over the preserves to cover.

Add another 3/4 cup of preserve mixture on top of the ladyfingers.

Spread half of the whipped cream-mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.

Place a layer of sliced strawberries on top of the cream.

Repeat layering with remaining ladyfingers, preserve mixture and whipped cream mixture.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight to let ladyfingers soften.

When ready to serve, slice remaining strawberries, and layer on top.


If desired, divide the recipe and make individual servings as shown (you will need to break the ladyfingers into small pieces).

4 Responses to “Strawberry Tiramisu”

  1. Carole says:

    Just lovely, Anne. Thanks for joining in the cake extravaganza. Cheers

  2. Serena says:

    I adore Frangelico! I’ll bet it’s delicious with strawberries. And love, love that an RD uses real whipped cream from time to time! (I do too.) Am pinning now…perfect for strawberry season right now!

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