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10 Minute Berry Tiramisu

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Make this gourmet Berry Tiramisu within 10 minutes with a classic creamy mascarpone mousse, sweet fruity ladyfingers, and refreshing berries.
Berry Tiramisu Recipe - Rich and fruity, you can whip up my easy summer dessert in minutes!

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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 one of the absolute best summer recipes.

If you also love the authentic version enriched with eggs, check out The BEST Tiramisu Recipe (100% From Scratch), and make a berry-delicious tweak!

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 about 2 parts of 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 the berries is 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

4.54 from 253 votes
Make this gourmet Berry Tiramisu within 10 minutes with a classic creamy mascarpone mousse, sweet fruity ladyfingers, and refreshing berries.
Servings: 8 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill for 4 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Make this gourmet Berry Tiramisu within 10 minutes with a classic creamy mascarpone mousse, sweet fruity ladyfingers, and refreshing berries.
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (6 fl oz/170 ml) water
  • ¾ cup (6 oz/170 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (10 oz/284 g) fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup (5 oz/142 g) fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup (5 oz/142 g) fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons creme de cassis (optional but yummy!)
  • 1 ¼ cups (10 fl oz/282 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • cup (2½ oz/71 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (8 oz/225 g) mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 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 has dissolved, remove from the heat and add in all of the berries. Set aside for 10 minutes to infuse.
  • 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. Set aside.
  • Briefly dip the ladyfingers one at a time in the berry simple syrup and place in an 8×8 inch dish to make the first layer – you can fit about 14 cookies in each layer. Don't let them soak as they will fall apart, just a quick dunk in the syrup is enough.
  • Spoon half of the soaked berries over the biscuit evenly. Followed by half whipped cream mixture spread evenly. Repeat the process with the second layer of dipped ladyfingers, berries, and remaining cream mixture. Cover and refrigerate for about 2-4 hours so the flavors can marry and the dessert can set.
  • Before serving, sprinkle over almonds and extra fruit and dust with powdered sugar. Store leftovers cover and in the fridge for up to 1 day.

 

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Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones
1 year ago

I work in a college cateteria. A major catering got cancelled due to a blizzard, so we had about 10 pound cakes left over that had been left out, dried out, and were about to be thrown away. I made LOUD protest noises and started slicing. One of the Pintrest tiramisus rolled the cookie in orange juice and used fresh strawberries. Just enough strawberry juice went into the cheese part to turn it a little pink, then all was layered into a hotel sheet pan with a frame. The next day it tasted like Spring. It also lasted one meal.… Read more »

Rhonda McBride
Rhonda McBride
3 years ago

Gemma, love this recipe and my daughter whose 13th birthday is tomorrow wanted to make it for her birthday. The only thing I noticed this time around with her following the written directions is that the video says ladyfingers, berries, mascarpone, ladyfingers, berries, mascapone. Oddly, the written directions have the berries and ladyfingers switched. Just thought I’d mention it to you. I’ve truly been enjoying your recipes and videos for so long, thank you for sharing.

Jyotee
Jyotee
3 years ago

Very yummy recipe. Con we use frozen berries for this recipe? Thanks

Josephine Oliverio
3 years ago

It’s a winner!!

Randa Alahmad
Randa Alahmad
2 years ago

This looks great, can I use canned fruits?

Kyra Pahwa
Kyra Pahwa
2 years ago

Hi Gemma! I always make this recipe with berries but they aren’t in season nowadays where I live? Is there any other fruit I can use? Mango?

Sarhani
Sarhani
3 years ago

I made this yesterday and it was really good and heavenly! I look forward to trying your other recipes.

CANDICE HOSEIN
3 months ago

Incredibly simple to make and super yummy!

becci
becci
11 months ago

I cut this down for four and turned out great.
Loved the fresh strawberries and topping.

Lise
Lise
11 months ago

This dessert was amazing! I couldn’t get ladyfingers so made a tiramisu sponge from scratch which worked perfectly. Loved the creme de cassis mixed in with sugar syrup. Will definitely make this again!

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