Special Raspberry Tiramisu

    8 hours 45 minutes

    This is a twist on the classic Italian dessert using fresh or frozen raspberries and Grand Marnier. Delicious!

    48 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 500g fresh or frozen raspberries
    • 6 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/3 cup hot water
    • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
    • 1/2 cup cold water
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 6 tablespoons white sugar
    • 500g mascarpone cheese
    • 4 egg whites
    • 6 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 375g sponge fingers
    • 125g grated dark chocolate
    • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

    Preparation:45min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours45min 

    1. In a medium bowl, combine raspberries with 6 tablespoons sugar. Crush a few of the berries; set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1/3 cup hot water. When dissolved, stir in Grand Marnier and cold water; set aside.
    2. Beat egg yolks with 6 tablespoons sugar until ribbons form, about 5 minutes. Mix in mascarpone until smooth. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, with clean beaters, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar and vanilla, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the mascarpone mixture, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.
    3. Brush sponge fingers on both sides with Grand Marnier syrup. Place on bottom and sides of a 20x30cm glass baking dish. Spoon raspberries evenly over sponge fingers. Spread 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture over the raspberries. Sprinkle chocolate shavings over cream, then cover with the remaining cream mixture. Top with toasted almonds. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.

    Recently Viewed

    Reviews and Ratings
    Global Ratings:

    Reviews in English (38)


    An excellent dessert - well received by all who tried it. I followed the suggestion to use additional raspberries, combining a package of unsweetened berries with one in a light syrup, an d then eliminated the 6 T sugar. In the future, I would also try the suggestion from another tiramisu recipe to substitute mascarpone for 2pkgs cream cheese blended with 1/2 c heavy cream and 5 T sour cream, as the mascarpone is quite expensive for the minimal flavour it imparts. As I was not cooking at home, I had no pastry brush available and simply dipped the coookies in the Grand Marnier syrup which seemed to work quite well. I also used fresh raspberry as a garnish and additional chocolate curls. Yummy!  -  14 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Awesome...or as my little girl says "It's like heaven in my mouth!" Following other tips, I did reduce amount of sugar in berries, plus doubled the amount (works best with fresh berries). I too increased the chocolate curls as I didn't really taste the chocolate the first time I made this. Substituted Blackberry Brandy I had in house for the Grand Marnier I didn't have handy. Worked fine. The marscapone substitute another reader suggested was outrageous, even better than true marscapone! This recipe is easy and delicious! Thanks Den!!  -  29 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I liked the idea of the flavors in this tiramisu, but it was way too soggy for me. I used thawed frozen raspberries, so I might not have drained them enough... so if you use frozen, make sure not to use the juice!  -  16 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)