If you had to choose one food and one food only to eat for the rest of your life (setting aside the obvious issue of nutrition), what would you pick? I’ve loved fruit for as long as I can remember, and I know that strawberries in particular would earn a place on my shortlist. But honestly, I have a hard time imagining giving up cheese, so it’d be a really tough call. Thankfully, no one is making me decide between my love of fruit and my love of cheese, so I’m free to continue enjoying recipes that combine the two, like this mixed berry tiramisu!
This mixed berry tiramisu has ladyfingers and mascarpone in common with its more traditional counterpart, but whereas classic tiramisu involves coffee and cocoa, I used berries and fruit juice to create a more summery version. While the weather here in Michigan hasn’t quite warmed up to summer temperatures, there are always a number of days that are far too hot and sweaty to even think about turning on the oven. Tiramisu is a great option any day, but it’s especially appealing on sticky summer days, because it doesn’t require any baking—unless you want to make ladyfingers from scratch, in which case you are far more industrious than I am! Provided that you pick up ladyfingers from the store (usually located either in the cookie aisle or the ethnic foods aisle), assembling this tiramisu won’t take you more than 30 minutes; after that, just pop it in the fridge and chillax.
Although the official start of summer is still nearly a month away, we’re only a week out from Memorial Day weekend, aka the unofficial start of summer. This triple berry tiramisu would make a fantastic addition to a Memorial Day barbecue or picnic, not only because it showcases fresh, summery flavors, but also because it’s naturally red, white, and blue! What’s on your Memorial Day weekend menu?
I’m sharing the recipe for this mixed berry tiramisu on the blog Or so she says…, so head over there to get the details! Have a great holiday weekend!
I’m also sharing this post at the following link parties: Recipe of the Week, The Wednesday Showcase, Foodie FriDIY, and Fiesta Friday.
chef mimi says
This looks so perfect for spring or summer!
Definitely! I love all the fresh fruit that’s available this time of year.
HomeSweetJones (@HomeSweetJones) says
Yes! I need this now! I make something similar but soak the ladyfingers in limoncello or Grand Marnier. Booze + berries = heaven.
Ooh, that sounds so good! I was thinking about doing that but decided to keep this version kid-friendly. I definitely want to try it soon though!
Stephanie | Worth Whisking says
Mara, this is a lovely summer dessert! So fresh and light! Pretty, too! 🙂
Thanks, Stephanie! Berries always make for such a nice presentation 🙂
Heather @ Sweet Precision says
What a delicious (and refreshing) dessert! I was loving our warmer weather here in Ann Arbor over the weekend and this dessert makes me think of summer 🙂
The weather was glorious, wasn’t it?! I hope you get a chance to try this sometime!
Love this very beautiful and creative tiramisu. It looks delicious,
Thanks, Suzanne! I’m glad it caught your eye 🙂
Patty K says
You are a lady after my own heart! I would have trouble choosing between strawberries and cheese too! Love the look of this mixed berry tiramisu. I could easily re-use this recipe for the 4th of July too!
I’m glad I’m not alone in having difficulty choosing between those two! This would definitely be a great option for the Fourth of July – I like to think that the layers are sort of stripe-y, too! It could also be fun to cut the strawberries into star shapes…oh man, why didn’t I think of that before?!
Cristina @ I Say Nomato says
Oooh I love this twist on a tiramisu! (which is totally my thing I would eat forever!) Looks so fresh and yummy! Thanks for sharing with the Wednesday Showcase!
Thanks, Cristina! I had forgotten how much I love tiramisu until I made this one…and there may or may not be another variation in the works! Thanks (as always) for hosting 🙂
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says
Not only do I love the name of your blog but this recipe looks amazing! Pinning!
Thanks so much, Lisa! I’m glad you stopped by 🙂
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
This would be perfect for Memorial Day! I love anything with fresh berries, especially if it’s a sweet treat like this.
Sounds like we’re on the same page – any dish with fruit and cream and I’m on board! Thanks for stopping by!
This tiramisu looks incredible, Mara! I’m definitely a sucker for fresh berries, and I would love to smash my face right into a slice of this delicious dessert. What a creative twist on a classic…and just in time for summer berry season! Save me a slice, mmmkay? 🙂
Thanks, David! I’d save you some, but we devoured this in an *embarrassingly* short amount of time – justifying by telling ourselves that it wasn’t going to be as good if it sat too long and got soggy. After it was gone, I read that tiramisu freezes quite well, though! I’ll have to keep that in mind next time.
I love tiramisu and I can only imagine how delicious this would be with the added berries. What a great idea!
Thanks, Kim! The only downside is that it’s a little more expensive to make tiramisu with fresh berries than with coffee. I think it’s a worthwhile splurge, though!
Memorial Day is definitely the “un”official start of summer and this is the perfect way to celebrate! Love all the fruits here – so seasonal and so scrumptious!
Thanks, Kathryn! I hope you’re having a great holiday weekend 🙂
Culinary Flavors says
I love tiramisu and this is a great tweak on a classic! Fruity and refreshing!
Definitely! There is something so rejuvenating about fresh fruit!
This is perfect for memorial day! It came out beautifully. And, I think fruit (strawberries, watermelon, and blueberries) would definitely be on my short list too. Happy FF, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend! 😀
Thanks so much, Kaila! I hope you have a great weekend as well 🙂
I love tiramisu and this is such a great idea to enjoy them with a twist. 🙂 Happy FF, Mara! x
I’m glad this caught your eye! I hope you get a chance to try this sometime!
I couldn’t give up veggies. Or avocados. Or pickles. I could probably live on those three things. I’m a little weird, I know. I do love berries though too, and this looks divine!
Thanks, Michelle! And wow, I forgot about avocados – I’d definitely have a tough time going without avocados…
Wow!!! gorgeous pictures! tiramisu is one of my hubby’s favorite desserts!!! Love this!
Thanks, Laura! We’ve been obsessed with tiramisu lately!
This looks so delicious! Perfect for a lovely Summer day 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! The hot weather snuck up on us this past week, and now I’m appreciating the no-bake nature of this tiramisu even more!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
I love fresh berries and when added to a dessert, it is bound to be a favorite for me! This looks like a perfect dessert to bring to any summer BBQ!
Agreed! I can’t say no to desserts with fresh berries. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
This tiramisu is so darn gorgeous!!! I definitely wouldn’t pick a healthy food to eat for the rest of my life – but – what if I pick this?!? The fruit makes it a healthy treat, right?!??
I think this would be a great choice to eat for the rest of your life, but then again…I’m probably biased 😉
Ai | Ai made it for you says
Yum! This looks perfect for Memorial Day! Hope you had a great weekend 😉
Thanks, Ai! I hope you had a lovely weekend as well.
Wow, this looks amazing!
Thanks, Antonia! I’m glad it caught your eye.
The tiramisu looks perfect for the hot weather!
Definitely! With traditional tiramisu, you have to make a custard while standing over the stove…but there’s no need for that with this version!
Absolutely stunning! 🙂 My first time here, came from FF! You have a great blog 🙂
I’m so glad you stopped by – welcome! Thanks for your kind words 🙂
Debbie Spivey says
I love this! Just in time for berry season. I think I would have to call it something else, because my husband loves traditional tiramisu and he would try to keep comparing it…lol!
Thanks, Debbie! Hmm…how about “layered berries and cream sponge cake”? I know what you mean – sometimes the name sets up our expectations in a way that affects our perception of the thing itself.
This looks so light and sweet and refreshing! I love the idea of making it like tiramisu, but without the coffee flavor. Very clever! This would be perfect for a summer bar-b-q or 4th of July, too. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!
It really is a great summertime recipe – gotta love desserts that don’t heat up the house! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Looks amazing and perfect as we are in full berry season here in France right now.
Thanks, Nadia! I hope you get a chance to try this.