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Creamy Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe

This week for my February Sweetness featured recipe I thought I would try a Valentine creation, a creamy liqueur infused strawberry tiramisu.  That’s right, its liqueur infused, so you know it’s going to be good.  Tell me this wouldn’t make the perfect dessert to serve your sweetheart this coming Valentine’s Day?!  If you’re not a fan of alcohol, no worries, it’s not required and it still tastes delicious.

I know what you’re thinking, Tiramisu usually has espresso or coffee, well this sweet Italian inspired dessert has been slightly adapted.  In fact, Tiramisu’s Italian meaning means “pick me up”, “cheer me up” or “lift me up”.  I’m assuming because the ladyfingers are dipped in coffee, giving you that burst of energy.  All though this strawberry tiramisu recipe doesn’t have any caffeine, it does cheer you up with it’s red, pink and white colors!  Just like the traditional Tiramisu it also has requires ladysfingers and whipped creamy cheese, so you’ll still get that Italian dessert satisfaction.  With only requiring 8 ingredients, you’ll see that it’s actually very easy to whip up.

One advice I do have for you is that after you prepare your strawberry tiramisu, I would store it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours allowing the syrup to be absorbed by the ladyfingers.  If you can, make the dessert one day before and store it overnight.  It tastes so much better the next day!  Now for you booze lovers, you could always add more liqueur if you like to make it a bit stronger.

Creamy Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 container (1 lb.) strawberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 tbsp. orange liqueur or water
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp. GOYA vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg. (7 oz.) GOYA® Lady Finger Cookies

Instructions

  1. Set aside 8 small whole berries for garnish. Coarsely chop remaining berries (about 1/4 inch pieces). Blend 1/3 cup chopped strawberries, jam, liqueur and 1/4 cup water in blender or mini processor until smooth.
  2. Whip cream with electric mixer to soft peaks. Blend Neufchatel, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer. Beat in about one quarter of cream on low speed just until blended. Gradually fold in remaining cream until blended.
  3. Into eight glasses (4-inch-wide,) place a few lady-fingers, breaking up lady-fingers to fit. Spoon some jam mixture over lady-fingers; top with some diced strawberries and some cream mixture. Repeat one more time in glass. Garnish each with a whole berry.
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This recipe was inspired from Goya Foods.  For more delicious Goya recipes, visit their website.

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Chat with you next week when I feature my next sweet dessert. I’m so excited!  If you decide to make this tiramisu, make sure you tag me on social media.  Love to see your creations. #sparklinglala

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About the author

Hi, my name is Lala Castro and I take pictures of my food and travel adventures (also, my friends pitch in). I love different foods from all over the world and enjoy it with a glass of wine. All though I'm a foodie, I'm also a passionate geek at heart. In fact, sometimes you'll see me covering tech segments on Univision. Follow me on Instagram if you want to know more about me: @sparklinglala

8 Comments
  • Pamela Marks - February 14, 2017

    I love strawberry recipes and this fits in really nice. Will make this when strawberries are in season this spring.

    • Lala Castro - February 15, 2017

      You’ll enjoy it!

  • Jae | Dreaming of Leaving - February 13, 2017

    STRAWBERRY tiramisu?? Sign me up asap! Great post xo

    • Lala Castro - February 13, 2017

      he he Thank you!!

  • Nicole Parise - February 13, 2017

    These are so cute! Strawberry desserts are always my fave 🙂

    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

    • Lala Castro - February 13, 2017

      Right?! I love strawberries.

  • candy - February 13, 2017

    Tiramisu is one dish I have never tried making. Not sure why because we love it. Will be giving yours a try.

    • Lala Castro - February 13, 2017

      Woo-hoo! Can’t wait to hear how it turns out.

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