Strawberry Tiramisu. A wonderful chilled dessert, using fresh strawberries and very easy to prepare.
Nanny’s Strawberry Tiramisu!
What a sight to behold. Here, Nanny has made a wonderful dessert using fresh strawberries and a nice Cointreau orange liquor, in addition to the other components to turn this into a tiramisu.
Nanny tells us this is not an overly sweet dessert, but that is how her family likes it. You can of course add some powdered sugar to the Marscapone cheese and or cool whip if you have a particularly sweet tooth. The choice is yours! This is easy to make, involves no baking and is best served after being chilled overnight, so great as a make ahead dessert too!
So without further ado, let’s see how to make Nanny’s recipe.
Recipe by Pat Milton
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: Nil
Yield: 9 – 12 pieces
What you need: 9 x 11 inch dish
1 Cup Strawberry jam
1/4 Cup Cointreau (or any Orange Liquor)
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
8 oz Marscarpone Cheese
1 – 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar (OPTIONAL)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
8 oz Cool Whip. (set aside 1/3) ** You can also use whipped fresh cream instead.
1 1/2 lbs Fresh Strawberries, Sliced
2 packages (3 oz. each) ladyfingers (hold back 2 ladyfingers for the topping)
1. In a bowl, mix together Strawberry jam, Cointreau and orange juice. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, mix together the Marscapone cheese with the vanilla extract, then mix in 2/3rds of the cool whip. Set aside the remaining 1/3 of cool whip as this is for the topping. Taste the mixture and if you prefer sweeter, add some powdered sugar to sweeten to your preference.
3. To assemble, first spread a layer of ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9 x 11 inch dish. Then spread a layer of HALF the jam mixture, then a layer of HALF the Marscapone mixture. Smooth evenly, then arrange sliced strawberries on top. Repeat the layers again, with the remaining mixtures, so ladyfingers, then jam mixture, then Marscapone, ending with a layer of sliced strawberries. Finally spread the last 1/3 of the Cool Whip evenly over the top and if you have any ladyfingers left, crush them and sprinkle all over.
4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. This is best served chilled the following day.
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