Introduction:
Indulge in the exquisite fusion of flavors with our Raspberry and Coffee Tiramisu recipe. This unique twist on the classic Italian dessert combines the rich, bold flavors of espresso with the vibrant sweetness of fresh raspberries. The result is a delightful dessert that perfectly balances the bitterness of coffee with the fruity brightness of raspberries. Topped with a luscious mascarpone cream, this Raspberry and Coffee Tiramisu is a treat for your taste buds that’s both elegant and easy to make.

History:
Tiramisu, meaning “pick-me-up” or “cheer me up” in Italian, has a disputed origin but is believed to have been created in the Veneto region of Italy in the 1960s. This delightful dessert quickly gained popularity and became a staple in Italian cuisine. Our Raspberry and Coffee Tiramisu puts a unique twist on this classic, infusing it with the refreshing taste of raspberries.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

For the Raspberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Coffee Soaking Syrup:

  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the Mascarpone Filling:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream

For Assembling the Tiramisu:

  • 1 package of ladyfingers (about 24)
  • Cocoa powder for dusting
  • Fresh raspberries and mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Raspberry Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the fresh raspberries, granulated sugar, and water.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the raspberries break down and the mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to remove seeds, and let it cool completely.

2. Make the Coffee Soaking Syrup:

  • In a bowl, mix the cooled strong coffee with coffee liqueur (if using) and granulated sugar until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.

3. Prepare the Mascarpone Filling:

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened mascarpone cheese until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

4. Assemble the Tiramisu:

  • Quickly dip each ladyfinger into the coffee soaking syrup and arrange a layer of them in the bottom of a serving dish or individual glasses.
  • Spread half of the mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers.
  • Drizzle half of the raspberry sauce over the mascarpone layer.
  • Repeat with another layer of dipped ladyfingers, the remaining mascarpone filling, and the remaining raspberry sauce.
  • Cover and refrigerate the tiramisu for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld.

5. Serve:

  • Just before serving, dust the top of the tiramisu with cocoa powder.
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves, if desired.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydratesDietary FiberSugarsProtein
1 serving (1/8 of the recipe)480 calories34g19g108mg55mg36g2g17g6g

Conclusion:
Our Raspberry and Coffee Tiramisu is a delightful twist on a beloved classic. The combination of the rich coffee flavor, the fruity sweetness of raspberries, and the creamy mascarpone filling creates a dessert that is truly unique and unforgettable. Whether you’re serving it at a dinner party or indulging in a special treat, this Tiramisu is sure to impress and leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Enjoy!