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strawberry tiramisu, t's way

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

I created this recipe because I wanted to do something different with the beautiful, sweet, red ripe strawberries from our garden. It's a cool, creamy, fruity dessert that tastes as good as it looks! Please note that It needs to be refrigerated for a minimum of 6 hours before serving (overnight is preferable) but the wait is worth it! We love it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Desserts that can be made ahead of time are our jam! This is a great recipe for summertime holidays (like Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day) or when you want to bring a pretty no-bake dessert to a weekend BBQ. The ladyfingers absorb the strawberry juices. The creamy and tangy cream cheese layer has the perfect balance of sweetness. Finally, the layer of strawberries adds a fresh flavor. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 6 -9
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For strawberry tiramisu, t's way

  • 1 qt
    fresh, red ripe strawberries
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/8 c
    sweetened condensed milk (may substitute vanilla flavored refrigerated coffee creamer)
  • 3 Tbsp
    powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1 sm
    pinch salt
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 2-3
    drops real lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 4 oz
    whipped topping, thawed (1/2 tub, use remainder for garnish)
  • 1 pkg
    ladyfingers cookies (7 oz.)

How To Make strawberry tiramisu, t's way

  • Ingredients for the strawberry tiramisu.
    Gather all ingredients.
  • Hulled strawberries on a cutting board.
    Wash and hull berries.
  • Half of the berries in a bowl.
    Into medium bowl, slice 1/2 of the berries (about 3 slices for medium-size, 4-5 for large).
  • Sprinkling granulated sugar over the berries.
    Sprinkle with 1/2 of the granulated sugar.
  • Remaining berries sliced.
    Slice and add remaining berries.
  • Sugar sprinkled over remaining berries.
    Sprinkle with remaining granulated sugar. Mix gently with a large spoon, lifting berries from bottom to top. Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Creaming the cream cheese.
    In mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Adding condensed milk, powdered sugar, salt, lemon juice, lemon extract, and vanilla extract to the bowl.
    Add sweetened condensed milk, powdered sugar, salt, lemon juice, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Folding in the whipped topping.
    Using spatula, fold 1/2 tub whipped topping into cream cheese mixture until well combined; set aside.
  • Berry juices in a baking dish.
    Gently mix berries. Drain juice into a rimmed dish or pie pan; set berries aside.
  • Dipping the ladyfinger into the strawberry juice.
    Place ladyfingers, one at a time, into strawberry juice. Roll lady finger twice to cover with juice. (Do not let the lady finger "soak" in the juice or it will fall apart.)
  • Dipped ladyfingers in a baking dish.
    Place in an 8"x8" glass dish (if doubling the recipe, use 9"x13"). Repeat steps 11 and 12 until 1/2 of the ladyfingers are moistened with juice and cover the bottom of 8"x8" dish.
  • Spreading cream cheese mixture over the ladyfingers.
    Evenly spread half of cream cheese mixture over prepared ladyfingers.
  • Adding sliced strawberries to the baking dish.
    Evenly cover with half of sliced berries.
  • Repeating the layers of the tiramisu.
    Repeat layers: moistened ladyfingers, cream cheese mixture, strawberries (if there is juice remaining from rolling ladyfingers, pour over this layer of cookies before adding cream cheese mixture. End with berries.).
  • Covering the tiramisu to chill.
    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours (24 hrs is preferable) before serving.
  • Whipped topping and mint leaves on a slice of Strawberry Tiramisu.
    When ready to serve, garnish with remaining whipped topping and fresh mint leaves, if desired.
  • Strawberries topping the tiramisu.
    Cover & refrigerate leftovers.
  • 19
    Recipe may be doubled. (Photo: My scribbled notes from developing the recipe)