Fabulous Florida Strawberry Tiramisu


Fabulous Florida Strawberry Tiramisu

One of the biggest challenges when entertaining is to have a dessert large enough and can top the meal.  One of the most popular, easy to make, knock-your-socks-off desserts is this Strawberry Tiramisu.  The dessert is served cold so it’s great for summer days.  The eye catching color is an added bonus.  Top with a fresh sprig of mint.

There’s a whopping 505 calories in each serving so plan accordingly and reserve this one for those special occasions.

Fabulous Florida Strawberry Tiramisu
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Carole ODell
Prep time: 45 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh Florida strawberries
  • 1 1/4 c strawberry preserves
  • 1/3 c plus 4 tbs orange liqueur
  • 1/3 c orange juice
  • 1 lb Italian mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 c chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 52 crisp ladyfingers
Instructions
  1. Whisk the preserves, 1/3 cup of the orange liquor, and the orange juice in 2-cup measuring cup
  2. Place the cheese and 2 tablespoons orange liquor in large bowl; gently fold to blend.
  3. Beat cream, sugar, vanilla, and remaining 2 tablespoons orange liquor with a whisk in a separate bowl to until you can form soft peaks.
  4. Stir 1/4 of whipped cream mixture into mascarpone mixture to lighten.
  5. Fold in remaining whipped cream a small amount at a time.
  6. Slice half of strawberries.
  7. Spread 1/2 cup preserve mixture over bottom of 3-quart serving dish or a glass baking dish.
  8. Arrange ladyfingers over strawberry mixture to cover bottom of dish.
  9. Spoon 3/4 cup preserve mixture over ladyfingers;
  10. Add 2 1/2 cups mascarpone mixture on top.
  11. Arrange 2 cups sliced strawberries over mascarpone mixture.
  12. Repeat layering with remaining lady fingers, preserve mixture, and mascarpone mixture.
  13. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
  14. Slice remaining strawberries and arrange over tiramisu to serve.
  15. Enjoy!