Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu

Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu

Combining the perfect spring flavors, this Raspberry Lemon Curd Tiramisu is perfect!

Do you remember that creamy delicious Meyer Lemon Curd I posted the other day? Well this is what I made with it. I was hoping that using the curd in a recipe, it would stop me from eating it by the spoonful. This is usually the case because when I start a baking spree, I tend to only do a quality control tasting then hand it over to my ravenous family to consume the rest.  This, however, was not the case with this Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu. I mean who can resist fresh raspberries, creamy lemon curd, sweet mascarpone, and lady fingers!? Well, I most certainly could not!

A nontraditional spin on a traditional tiramisu, this Spring Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu will become your new favorite dessert

When berries were on sale last weekend at our local store, I stocked up. I envisioned spring desserts served outside on our farm table sandwiched between bouquets of tulips, fresh grapefruit cocktails, and friends. Unfortunately, these dreams have to wait a bit longer as my tulips have not yet bloomed and every weekend California seems to be getting flash flood warnings. Until then though, we will be comfortably eating this tiramisu and drinking cocktails in the comfort of our warm and dry living room.

with fresh pureed raspberries and homemade meyer lemon curd this no-bake tiramisu will be a family favorite

But when the occasion presents itself, this will be the first recipe I make. It is absolutely stunning with the red and yellow colors, and full of flavor. My favorite part about this recipe is that you do not have to bake it. In fact, aside from making the raspberry puree to dip the lady fingers in, there is no other cooking. Wait I take that back. You MUST make the Meyer Lemon Curd to go with it (posted a couple of days ago). It only takes a few minutes to make and is 10x better than store bought curd. Trust me!

layers of creamy mascarpone, fresh raspberries, tangy meyer lemon curd, and sweet lady fingers

So if you need to cook for a crowd, make this. It will be gorgeous on your Easter table. Enjoy!


Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu

A Spring-y twist on an Italian favorite. Ladyfingers are layered with fresh raspberries, meyer lemon curd and mascarpone filling.

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 16 ounces mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest, preferably meyer lemons
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packages Lady Fingers
  • 1 cup lemon curd
  • About 2 pints of raspberries for garnish

In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup raspberries, 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Once simmering and raspberries have broken down and sugar has dissolved, remove from heat.

Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend raspberry puree until smooth (optional). Set aside to cool slightly.

In the bowl of your mixer beat sugar and whipping cream until soft peaks form. In another bowl, stir the mascarpone, vanilla, and lemon zest until smooth.

Fold in 1/3 of the whipping cream into the mascarpone until incorporated.

Fold in remaining cream.

Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch glass baking dish or other decorative serving dish with half of the ladyfingers.

Pour half of the raspberry puree over the lady fingers.

Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.

Spread half of a cup of lemon curd over the mascarpone mixture, then cover with half of the fresh raspberries.

Repeat layering with the remaining ladyfingers, raspberry puree, mascarpone mixture, lemon curd and raspberries.

Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Slice into squares and serve. This recipe serves 9-10 people.

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17 Responses to Raspberry Lemon Tiramisu

  1. Pam Rote February 24, 2017 at 7:18 am #

    I have never attempted a Tiramisu before but the Raspberry is drawing me in!! YUMMY

  2. tkmom18 February 24, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    This isn’t spring time on a plate! I can’t wait to see your farmhouse table and flowers

  3. kage2015 February 24, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    My daughter would die for this. Her favorite is raspberries and parked with the lemon perfect.

  4. beautyuk1234 February 24, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    wow this looks so yummy !!!

  5. Krysten February 24, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    I love tramisu! I have never had it in such fruity flavors before, but I bet it tastes delicious!

  6. Aarika February 24, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    This sounds divine! I do love tiramisu, but sometimes it seems too heavy for a dessert. Your raspberry and lemon twist on a traditional tiramisu sounds perfectly light, sweet, and tasty. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  7. Lydia February 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    We do a lot of baking at home but I’ve never tried a tiramisu. I think I’d be tempted to change the raspberries for strawberries though 🙂

  8. Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos) February 24, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

    This looks amazing, and I’m a big fan of anything lemon so I know it’s one I’m going to love… I need to find more time for baking and add this to my to-do list!

  9. Patricia @ Grab a Plate February 24, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    This is a gorgeous treat! I have a tree full of lemons in my backyard – this is a must make! Just beautiful!

  10. donutsndaisies February 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

    This looks delicious!!

  11. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen February 25, 2017 at 3:29 am #

    What a neat spin to put on a classic tiramisu! Love the addition of raspberries, too. They go perfectly with lemon flavor. 🙂

  12. Bobbi Hass-Burleson February 25, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!!

  13. Cait Weingartner February 25, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    Wow, this looks absolutely incredible! What a fabulous combination of flavors, not to mention it makes a lovely presentation. I’m saving this recipe for sure, and can’t wait to make it for a special Easter dessert!

  14. angie the freckled rose February 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    This looks so delicious! I am a huge fan of tiramisu. The combination of raspberry and lemon seems so refreshing. I definitely can’t wait to try making this!

  15. Chelsea Pearl February 25, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

    This dessert looks heavenly! The perfect sweet treat to finish off an Easter dinner.

  16. Nicole Parise February 26, 2017 at 4:30 am #

    Um, yes please! This looks so good 🙂

    xx nicole

  17. Joy Generoso February 28, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    My goodness! This looks heavenly! I wanna grab it and stuff it in my mouth. I would love to have this for dessert. 🙂

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