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Cherry Tiramisu

Cherry TiramisuAn exquisite cherry twist on the classic Italian dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cherry Syrup:
2/3 cup tart cherries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water

7 ounces lady finger cookies

Mascarpone Filling:
1 cup mascarpone
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

Flavor options: 10 large basil leaves, chopped or 2 ounces shaved chocolate or 6 tablespoons dark rum

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cherry Syrup: Combine all ingredients and boil for 8 minutes. Let sit until it reaches room temperature.
  2. Dip the ladyfingers in the syrup for a few seconds each side.
  3. Place a layer of ladyfingers in a 9x9x2-inch square dish.
  4. For Mascarpone Filling: Mix the cream, milk, and mascarpone together until smooth.
  5. Top the ladyfingers with a layer of the mascarpone cream, followed by the cherries taken from the syrup.
  6. Add a layer of one of the flavor options, if desired ( if using the rum, add directly to the syrup).
  7. Continue with another layer of dipped ladyfingers and finish by topping with the remaining mascarpone cream.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph are provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.