Strawberry Tiramisu Without Eggs


I love traditional Italian tiramisu but I have a young child so I created a version without eggs or alcohol! My tiramisu combines fresh strawberries, cream cheese, and whipped cream and can be made in advance.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins
10 servings


  • 3 ½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled, divided

  • 7 tablespoons white sugar, divided

  • 2 lemon, juiced, divided

  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed (Optional)

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ (12 ounce) package ladyfinger cookies, or more as needed


  1. Reserve 3 or 4 strawberries for the garnish. Slice 1/2 of the remaining strawberries and place in a bowl with 2 tablespoons sugar and the juice of 1 lemon. Stir to combine and set aside.

  2. Transfer remaining strawberries into a blender. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar and remaining lemon juice. Blend until smooth.

  3. Transfer strawberry puree to a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring often, until thickened to a sauce-like consistency, 5 to 10 minutes. Taste and add more sugar if strawberry sauce is not sweet enough. Add some water if sauce is too thick. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

  4. Combine cream cheese and 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Whip cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Fold into the cream cheese mixture.

  5. Arrange ladyfingers snugly in a single layer inside a square glass dish. Pour 1/2 of the strawberry sauce over the ladyfingers. Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture on top. Scatter 1/2 of the marinated sliced strawberries onto the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers with remaining ladyfingers, sauce, and sliced strawberries. Spread the remaining cream mixture evenly over the top; garnish with the reserved strawberries.

  6. Cover tiramisu with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 4 hours to overnight.

Cook's Notes:

You could use Italian mascarpone instead of cream cheese if you prefer.

You can prepare this tiramisu up to 48 hours in advance. Decorate with fresh strawberries before serving. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 1 or 2 days, depending on when you made it!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
26g Fat
27g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 49mg 244%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 204mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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