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10 Minute Berry Tiramisu

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Enjoy the perfect summer dessert in minutes with my 10-Minute Berry Tiramisu recipe!
Berry Tiramisu Recipe - Rich and fruity, you can whip up my easy summer dessert in minutes!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Tiramisu is an absolutely iconic Italian dessert. Recently I took this rich treat and made it into a 10-minute wonder dessert with my Easy 10 Minute Tiramisu Recipe. My Tiramisu recipe was such a big hit that I decided to take the flavors of traditional tiramisu and brighten them up for the summer season. My 10 Minute Berry Tiramisu is packed with sweet fruit flavor thanks to my homemade berry syrup and a super fresh batch of summer mixed berries. The combination of creamy mascarpone mousse, the light crunch of ladyfingers, and tangy fruit is so yummy and festive. Whip up my tiramisu recipe and discover the best of summer recipes.

What is a Berry Tiramisu?

Tiramisu is a super simple and rich trifle-like dessert that, rather than layering up cake and creamy filling, is designed by layering rich mascarpone mousse, ladyfinger cookies, amaretto liquor and cocoa powder. While I love all of these flavors in Tiramisu, I really feel like I’ve won by making one simple update to the famous dessert. Not only have I quickened the process of making our favorite Italian dessert, but I’ve added a layer of syrup-soaked raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. This berry soak is easily made by creating a simple syrup consisting of 1 part sugar to 1 part water, then allowing the mixed berries to soak in it so that the sweet liquid is infused with the fruit. Once I strain the berries from the syrup, the liquid then replaces the amaretto liquor found in my 10-Minute Tiramisu and heightens the berry flavor of my newer creation.

And who could really say no to berry-dipped ladyfingers smothered in a mascarpone and cream mousse?

Berry Tiramisu

What can I substitute for Mascarpone cheese?

Mascarpone cheese is an ultra creamy and soft Italian cheese. Although mascarpone can be used for both sweet and savory cooking, its neutral flavor and luxurious texture really lends itself to sweet desserts. When whipped up with whipping cream and sugar, mascarpone takes on the form of a stunning and light mousse. This mousse, combined with all of the berries, are truly next level.  There is really no ideal substitute for this unique cheese but you could use cream cheese instead if you wish.

Berry Tiramisu Recipe

What berries are best for summer desserts?

If you haven’t noticed already, the berries are what sets this 10 Minute Berry Tiramisu apart from the rest. I love the bright flavor of the mix of fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. That being said, feel free to use whatever berries you and your family like! Berries are in season from May through August so no matter which berries you choose, be sure to take advantage of the season’s best. Or, you could even use frozen berries which are picked at the height of the season and enjoy this easy dessert recipe any time you want.

Berry Tiramisu

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10 Minute Berry Tiramisu

4.36 from 93 votes
Rich & fruity - my Berry Tiramisu recipe comes together in ten minutes for a perfect summer dessert.
Servings: 8
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Rich & fruity - my Berry Tiramisu recipe comes together in ten minutes for a perfect summer dessert.
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup (10floz/282ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) mascarpone cheese, room temperature (see substitute idea below)
  • cup (2½ oz/71g) sugar For the syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons creme de cassis (optional but yummy!)
  • 3/4 cup (6floz/170ml) water
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) sugar For the cheese mix.
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) raspberries
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) blueberries
  • 2 cups (10ozz/284g) strawberries, quartered
  • 1 pack Lady Fingers (Boudoir biscuits/Savoiardi. Look for eggless if needed)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Toasted slivered almonds and additional berries for garnish

Instructions

  • First, make a simple syrup by combining the water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Once the sugar had dissolved turn off the heat and add in all of the berries. Stir the berries with the syrup to form a berry infused simple syrup.
  • Strain the berries from the syrup and set aside. Now it's a good time to add in the cassis to the berry syrup. 
  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer or large whisk, beat the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  • Add in the mascarpone cheese and continue to whip to stiff peaks.
  • Dip ladyfingers in the berry simple syrup liquid and place in an 8×8 pan to make the first layer – you can fit about 7 cookies in each layer. Don't let them soak as they will fall apart, just a quick dunk in the syrup is enough.
  • Spread half of the whipped cream mixture on top of the first layer of ladyfingers then top with a layer of the soaked berries. Repeat process with the second layer of ladyfingers, cream mixture, and berries.
  • Dust the top of tiramisu with powdered sugar and sprinkle over some toasted slivered almonds.
  • Refrigerate for about 2-4 hours (it gets even better in the fridge and is a perfect make-ahead dessert).
  • Cover and store in the fridge for up to 1 day.

 

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Gig
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Gig
1 month ago

I also ended up with the berries on top however the pan I was using wasn’t big enough so I ended up with the cream layer on top and had the berries in a bowl on the side and then when I went to serve it I just poured the berries over top of the piece of Tiramisu and it was fantastic

Phyllis
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Phyllis
3 months ago

Made this yesterday for a Labor Day BBQ – it was phenomenal! I’m actually not sure which I like better, this or Gemma’s original 10-minute tiramisu. Absolutely one of the easiest desserts to make, and one of the most delicious, certainly. I can’t say enough wonderful things about it! Family members almost fought over who got to take some leftovers lol Next up is the chocolate version. I have to try all three, don’t I? Gemma, you are a dessert-loving genius and I can’t wait until your cookbook arrives at my front door tomorrow! I wish you all the success… Read more »

HopeAndy
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HopeAndy
4 months ago

Hi Gemma!
I wondered if I could turn this in a cake too?
Love, Anna

Dale
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Dale
4 months ago

My son made this recipe and brought it to a family barbecue. It was the hit of the day. I just made it today to take to a barbecue. So easy to make.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth
4 months ago

I found this dish beyond heavenly! Out of this world! Made it for 4th of July (red, white and blue), and it was a huge hit. I used a mix of fresh and frozen berries, which I do NOT recommend doing. (One or the other is my advice). Frozen berries give off so much liquid, that my guess is you could skip the poaching part, just let the berries thaw and drain the liquid. (What do you think, Gemma?) I also wonder if you could simply add sugar to fresh berries, mix a bit, and let them give off their… Read more »

Fiza
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Fiza
5 months ago

Hi Gemma,

In your written instruction you mentioned sugar to be used two times – for the syrup and for the cream. But it i not clear 71 gms sigar is for the syrup or for the cream although i think 71gms is for syrup.. could you clarify pls?

Carmen Francisco
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Carmen Francisco
5 months ago

Hi Gemma,
After reading several Berry Tiramisu recipes, I am going to try your 10 minute one. I watched your video and I’m convinced:). I was wondering if I could substitute the cassis cream for grand Marnier, blackberry brandy or triple sec?
Thank you

Lynnette Siegl
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Lynnette Siegl
5 months ago

Hi Gemma

What a delightful Berry Titamisu! I replaced the creme de cassis with Raspberry Syrup! the I bought at the local coffee shop, And the rest of the poached syrup I used it the next morning for putting it on waffles.

Bee
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Bee
5 months ago

Hi!! I want to make this recipe but swap for mangos! What should you suggest I do for the sauce to soak? Should I use a lemon mango sugar mixture?

Lynnette Siegl
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Lynnette Siegl
6 months ago

Can mascarpone cheese, be frozen. To be used later?

I made “HEAVENLY LEMON CREAM PIE” and it really turned out very scrumptious. Have a bit of filling left over and my husband and I had a spoonful each.
My first attempt to making a graham wafer crust turned out hard as a rock. Do you have any suggestions on baking the crust or should not bake the crust and just pour the filling in?

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