A twist on an Italian favorite. Ladyfingers are layered in a dish with raspberries and mascarpone filling.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine raspberries with 6 tablespoons sugar. Crush a few of the berries; set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1/3 cup hot water. When dissolved, stir in Grand Marnier and cold water; set aside.

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  • Beat egg yolks with 6 tablespoons sugar until ribbons form, about 5 minutes. mix in mascarpone until smooth. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, with clean beaters, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the mascarpone mixture, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.

  • Brush ladyfingers on both sides with Grand Marnier syrup. Place on bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Spoon raspberries evenly over ladyfingers. Spread 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture over the raspberries. Sprinkle chocolate shavings over cream, then cover with the remaining cream mixture. Top with toasted almonds. Cover with plastic, and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts

1033 calories; protein 18.2g 37% DV; carbohydrates 129.4g 42% DV; fat 51.2g 79% DV; cholesterol 356.5mg 119% DV; sodium 167.8mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
An excellent dessert - well received by all who tried it. I followed the suggestion to use additional raspberries combining a package of unsweetened berries with one in a light syrup an d then eliminated the 6 T sugar. In the future I would also try the suggestion from another tiramisu recipe to substitute mascarpone for 2pkgs cream cheese blended with 1/2 c heavy cream and 5 T sour cream as the mascarpone is quite expensive for the minimal flavour it imparts. As I was not cooking at home I had no pastry brush available and simply dipped the coookies in the Grand Marnier syrup which seemed to work quite well. I also used fresh raspberry as a garnish and additional chocolate curls. Yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2006
I liked the idea of the flavors in this tiramisu but it was way too soggy for me. I used thawed frozen raspberries so I might not have drained them enough... so if you use frozen make sure not to use the juice! Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
An excellent dessert - well received by all who tried it. I followed the suggestion to use additional raspberries combining a package of unsweetened berries with one in a light syrup an d then eliminated the 6 T sugar. In the future I would also try the suggestion from another tiramisu recipe to substitute mascarpone for 2pkgs cream cheese blended with 1/2 c heavy cream and 5 T sour cream as the mascarpone is quite expensive for the minimal flavour it imparts. As I was not cooking at home I had no pastry brush available and simply dipped the coookies in the Grand Marnier syrup which seemed to work quite well. I also used fresh raspberry as a garnish and additional chocolate curls. Yummy! Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2004
Awesome...or as my little girl says "It's like heaven in my mouth!" Following other tips I did reduce amount of sugar in berries plus doubled the amount (works best with fresh berries). I too increased the chocolate curls as I didn't really taste the chocolate the first time I made this. Substituted Blackberry Brandy I had in house for the Grand Marnier I didn't have handy. Worked fine. The marscapone substitute another reader suggested was outrageous even better than true marscapone! This recipe is easy and delicious! Thanks Den!! Read More
(30)
Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2006
I liked the idea of the flavors in this tiramisu but it was way too soggy for me. I used thawed frozen raspberries so I might not have drained them enough... so if you use frozen make sure not to use the juice! Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2005
An absolutely delicious spin on traditional tiramisú ideal for summer; I made 1 1/2 times the amount for a party and it disappeared. I used the best raspberries I could lay my hands on and they lifted the dessert into another realm altogether. One hint though? As much as I love chocolate in my opinion this doesn't need it. And it was nothing to do with the quality of the chocolate I used - I just think it adds nothing to it and the next times I make it will be without it. JSPAHN maybe you haven't had tiramisú before because it's quite clearly not baked; the way I see it you're going to die anyway from all that creamy richness so you might as well not worry but if the thought of uncooked eggs makes you nervous there are plenty of recipes out there for tiramisú featuring a cooked sabayon (egg yolk mixture) and Italian or Swiss (ie. cooked) meringue. Just be forewarned that you will be sacrificing some creaminess. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
This twist on a classic is a very delicate dessert. I changed it a very little bit by layering 1 layer of ladyfingers soaked in the syrup 1 layer of the mascarpone mixture 1/2 of the fruit (I used thawed frozen mixed berries) 1 more layer of soaked ladyfingers remaining berries and remaining mascarpone mixture. I dusted this all with cocoa powder and sprinkled a little chopped caramelized peanuts. Delicious but I'll give a try to the recipe as described in the recipe. From coming back from shopping to cleaning dishes it only took 20 minutes! Oh and yes it yields more than 6 servings (I'd say 8-10). Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
delicious. this recipe makes alot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2006
This was very tasty indeed. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because instead of using all those eggs I will use whipping cream added to the cheese. I also used coffee liqour because that is what I had & I didn't add water and sugar to it. I also used fresh berries and 'less' sugar raspberry jam mashed up. I also grated a little chocolate on top which it really didn't need and added no nuts. Will be making this again! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Really easy really yummy. I did temper the egg yolks before beating but otherwise follwed the recipe to the letter. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2005
Superb! Absolutely delicious! I made 1.5 times the recipe for a dinner party but found the Grand Marnier syrup did not need to be increased. Still had plenty for the increased number of Ladyfingers. Got rave reviews - Thanks Den! Read More
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