Gourmet Club: Dessert – Raspberry Tiramisu and Cannoli

As you may have guessed from yesterday’s lady finger post, I made Tiramisu for the Gourmet Club Italian dinner. I decided to take a twist on it and bring some fresh flavors to the table. While it is different (add raspberries and delete coffee) it still has the layers of flavor and, of course, the Grand Mariner. This presentation in a trifle dish is not only beautiful, but makes it easy by having to build only one. With the Tiramisu, I served each person a cannoli.

Three layers of tasty dessert.

The ingredients for the first go-around. Note the boxes of firm lady fingers.

The final making included soft lady fingers from yesterday’s post and white chocolate.

Making the creme.

Beating it to soft peaks.

Mixing the preserves (yes, I used preserves with seeds in place of the seedless jam) with Grand Mariner.

I grated the white chocolate down and sprinkled it over the raspberries in each layer.

Each layer starts with the lady fingers.

Then the preserves.

The creme.

And then the fresh raspberries (and grated white chocolate).

Raspberry Tiramisu

Prep Time: 10 min |   Servings: 8 | Difficulty: easy


  • 1 cup(s) seedless raspberry jam
  • 6 tablespoon(s) Grand Marnier
  • 1 pound(s) mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
  • 48 soft ladyfingers
  • 3 baskets fresh raspberries
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


Stir together the jam and 4 tablespoons of the Grand Marnier in a small bowl to blend.

Stir together the mascarpone and remaining 2 tablespoons of the Grand Marnier in a large bowl to blend. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla in another large bowl until soft peaks form. Using a large rubber spatula, stir a fourth of the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture to lighten. Fold the remaining whipped cream in to the mascarpone mixture.

Line the bottom of a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish or other decorative serving dish with a third of the ladyfingers. Spread a third of the jam mixture over the ladyfingers. Spread a third of the mascarpone mixture over the jam mixture, then cover with a third of the fresh raspberries. Repeat layering with the remaining ladyfingers, jam mixture, mascarpone mixture, and raspberries. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Dust the confectioners’ sugar over the top and serve.

Source: http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/raspberry-tiramisu-277

And the cannoli

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Categories: Alcohol, Cheese, Chocolate, Dessert, Fruit, Gourmet Club, Italian, kosher, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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22 Comments on “Gourmet Club: Dessert – Raspberry Tiramisu and Cannoli”

  1. June 30, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Oooh I may adapt this with a couple blueberries for Independence Day!


    • July 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

      I LOVE this recipe!! I usually use Strawberries, Blueberries, Peaches, & occasionally Kiwi in this recipe!! Perfect for the 4th of July celebrations! This looks super yummy with Raspberries! ❤ ~Ami @ Volpe Life


  2. Laurie's Apron Strings
    June 30, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Oh, you’re killing me with all this amazing food!!! Love it 🙂


  3. June 30, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    num num num!


  4. June 30, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    It’s so beautiful!! And I’ll bet it tastes great too!
    I appreciate that you take the time to take pictures as you go along. That is very impressive!!
    xo Deb


  5. June 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Hello gorgeous, you wanna come home with me tonight?


  6. June 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Looks delicious and raspberry are my favourite fruit! I will have to try this recipe!


  7. June 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm #



  8. June 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE raspberries.The Raspberry Tiramisu sounds heavenly. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the fresh take on this dessert


  9. June 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    about your comment yesterday that your lady fingers were not as gorgeous as the store bought ones. got me to thinking …here in Spain, lady fingers are called CATS TONGUES. they are equally as delicious. Maybe you made Cats’ Tongues!


  10. June 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    looks wonderful


  11. June 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    That looks fantastic. Great job making the lady fingers from scratch too!


  12. Mary Ann
    July 1, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Wonderful! I will try this very soon!


  13. July 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Oh, my. I love everything about this dessert!!


  14. July 3, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    Yuuum!!! there’s a family birthday coming up and I’ll be bringing out the trusty tiramisu recipe again….but this one looks delicious………love the berries (Phillipa)


  15. July 5, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    That looks awesome! 🙂


  16. July 27, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    My God this is delicious!!!! I will try it for sure


  17. September 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Your raspberry tiramisu looks amazing. I will have to give it a try for our next BBQ.


  18. November 18, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    You had me at Tiramisu!!!! This looks yummy, will try this version soon.


  19. March 22, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    Have had the ladyfingers in the cupboard for a bit now. I’ve just copied down the rest of the ingredients so I can make this delicious dessert on the weekend. I don’t have any Grand Marnier. Is there something else I could use instead? Thanks.


    • March 22, 2013 at 9:22 am #

      Cointreau or any other orange-flavored liqueur as an alcohol substitute can work. If you don’t have those, or don’t want the alcohol, an orange juice concentrate may work.



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