Blackberries and lemon zest give this tiramisu a refreshing makeover. Swap in your favorite berries or fruit to put your own spin on this recipe!

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Food+styling by Chelsea Zimmer | PhotograPhy by Linda Pugliese

Serves 6

You will need:
4 egg yolks
1⁄2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
16 oz mascarpone (or 2 containers of 8 oz), at room temp
1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
1 cup espresso, freshly brewed and warm
1⁄2 cup Kahlua
14 oz Italian Ladyfingers (you won’t need a full pack)
12 oz blackberries
zest of 1 lemon
  1. Beat egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl for 3 minutes with a hand mixer.
  2. set bowl over a pot of simmering water and continue to beat until the mixture expands and gets thick. this will take around 4–5 minutes.
  3. remove from heat and beat in the mascarpone until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold 2⁄3 of the cream into the mascarpone mixture and chill. Set aside the other 1⁄3.
  6. Combine the espresso and Kahlua in a shallow dish.
  7. Dip each Ladyfinger in the espresso mixture until lightly saturated. Use them to layer the bottom of a deep 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish.
  8. Top the first cookie layer with half the mascarpone mixture and all the blackberries. Top with another layer of saturated Ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone.
  9. Finish the top with the remaining whipped cream and grate lemon zest directly overtop
  10. Cover loosely and chill for at least an hour.
  11. To serve, allow to come to room temperature, scoop onto plates, and serve with a side of espresso.

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Blackberries and lemon zest give this tiramisu a refreshing makeover. Swap in your favorite berries or fruit to put your own spin on this recipe!
Photography by Linda Pugliese

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