I was hemming and hawing over the next great dish to feature in our Berry Tempting series when I came across a new recipe I simply couldn't resist making: a fast and easy rendition of tiramisu, topped with a pile of mixed berries.
Given how enjoyable tiramisu is on its own, I wondered if the berries were even necessary, but I quickly realized the fresh berries add a tartness and texture that makes this dessert doubly refreshing. In particular, I hoarded the blackberry bites, as their seeds add a wonderful crunch that goes swimmingly well with mascarpone cream.
Beware: This dessert is quick to make, but it'll be consumed even faster. If you don't have sambuca, try a coffee-flavored liqueur like Kahlua, or even an orange one such as Triple Sec for an equally nice flavor. Want the recipe? Then keep reading.
1-1/2 cups brewed coffee Serves 6.
2 tablespoons sambuca
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
One 1-pound container mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 package ladyfinger cookies
2 cups mixed berries
1-1/2 cups brewed coffee