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Strawberry tiramisu

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Berry-licious tiramisu!

Turn the classic Italian dessert to something fruity and lighter. Strawberries give it a new summery life!

Berry-licious tiramisu!

Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that means "pull me up" because the ingredients can literally jolt you awake. But there is also a way to enjoy it with lighter and fresher ingredients fit for summer. Strawberries can do magic to this delicious popular dessert. Enjoy and love it!

Strawberry tiramisu recipe

Yields 5 glasses


  • 13 ounces strawberries
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 8 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8.8 ounces mascarpone
  • 6 large savoiardi biscuits or ladyfingers (quantity depends on the size)
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Using a hand mixer, mix the strawberries (leaving a few pieces for garnishing),  2 tablespoons of sugar (adjust if needed because strawberries have different sweetness) and 2 tablespoons of amaretto liqueur. Set aside.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with 3 tablespoons of sugar. Add the stiff egg whites then the mascarpone and lastly, 2 tablespoons of amaretto liqueur. Set aside.
  4. In each serving glass, put a layer of savoiardi biscuits at the bottom, breaking them to make them fit.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the remaining 4 tablespoons of amaretto liqueur and 2 tablespoons of water. Brush the savoiardi biscuits in the glass with the ameretto-water mixture.
  6. Spoon some mascarpone mixture in the glass, on top of the savoiardi biscuits.
  7. Spoon some strawberry mixture.
  8. Cover the glass with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  9. Garnish with the remaining strawberries on top.
  10. Serve cold.

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