Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu

A sweet southern twist on an Italian classic dessert recipe, this Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu is ready in 15 minutes and is destined to be on your holiday dessert menu.



Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, although I didn't try one until I moved out on my own.  I have to say once I did it was love at first bite.  Taking the classic dessert and giving it some southern personality was a complete success, my family raved over it.

The fusion of a classic Italian dessert and a little southern style comes together in 15 minutes and is destined to be on your holiday dessert table, get the recipe for Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu our latest recipe on Parade.com.



Yield: 4
Author: Donna Elick
Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu

Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu

A sweet southern twist on an Italian classic dessert recipe, this Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu is ready in 15 minutes and is destined to be on your holiday dessert menu.
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min

Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao chocolate liqueur (white)
  • 1/4 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 (21oz) can country style cherry pie filling, (or 2 1/2 cups homemade)
  • 8 lady finger cookies
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a tall bowl combine 6 Tbsp sugar, butter and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Once completely smooth, add cream.
  2. Whip with mixer until the cream becomes stiff. The cream is stiff when you place a spoon in the bowl and remove it and the cream stand up. Set aside.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove cherries from can and add to a bowl. Pour cherry filling into a separate shallow bowl. Add chocolate liqueur, coffee liqueur and 1 Tbsp sugar. Stir to combine.
  4. One at a time dip ladyfingers into cherry filling (dip each side for approximately 3 seconds) and crumble into bottom of 4 ounce jar or bowl. Crumble 2 ladyfingers into the bottom of each jar and press down to even crust out.
  5. Add a heaping spoonful of cream on top of ladyfingers. Smooth cream out using the back of spoon. Using a vegetable peeler shave a layer of chocolate over cream. About ¾ ounce of chocolate in this layer.
  6. Layer in a heaping scoop of cherries; then add a dollop of cream. Shave ¼ ounce chocolate over top.
  7. Repeat until all dishes are assembled. Chill until ready to serve.
  8. Enjoy.
DONNA'S NOTES
  1. To make this family friendly, simply omit the alcohol.


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3 comments:

  1. Donna,
    This sounds like a great twist on one of my favorites.
    Do you mean the crunchy savoiardi, or the sponge cake-type soft ladyfingers?

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    1. I use the savoiardi, the crunchy cookies. Enjoy Patty! It is so good.

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  2. Thanks for such a quick response, Donna. I prefer the savoiardi, so I'm pleased that they were your choice!

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