Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pumpkin Tiramisu

Over Thanksgiving I wanted to make soemthing nontraditional. I had some mascarpone and some lady fingers hanging out in my pantry so I decided to make some pumpkin tiramisu. I wasn't completely sold on the final product but my sister in law and my husband liked it. I think it was a texture thing for me. Next time I will make it a little differently.

Now don't get all technical on me, I know this isn't really tiramisu- its missing a lot of components of tiramisu but it's my interpretation.

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Pumpkin Tiramisu
Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness Original

2 cups pureed pumpkin
16 ounces mascarpone, room temp.
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup Tuaca (Italian liquor)
1 cup simple syrup
1/2 cup praline (I used hazelnut but I bet pecan would be outstanding)
16 plus Ladyfingers

Make simple syrup (1 cup water and 1 cup sugar, boiled and cooled) and add Tuaca to syrup. Place a single layer of ladyfingers in a 9 x 9. Drizzle half of syrup mixture over the ladyfingers.

In a bowl fold the pumpkin into the mascarpone. Stir in cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar. Slather half of the mixture down on the layer of soaked ladyfingers.

Place another layer of ladyfingers over the pumpkin mixture. Slather the remaining pumpkin mixture of the ladyfingers. Sprinkle with praline. Chill overnight.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or not- "Uppa tah you" (as my Nonna use to say)

Bench notes:
1. Next time I would use slightly less syrup (I already reduced it a little in this recipe). Uppa tah you...

2. I may even fold in some whipped heavy cream to the mixture.

3. Not have such a full stomach from Thanksgiving so I could actually enjoy it.


Mary said...

I love original recipes and this one sounds delicious, Lori. As creator you get to call your baby anything you want, so pumpkin tiramisu it is ;-). Have a great day...Mary

Grace said...

this is so unique and pretty! certainly, folding in some whipped cream couldn't hurt matters. :)

kat said...

Sounds pretty tasty to me

Ingrid said...

I bet this was better than you're letting on because of that textural thing. :)

Katy ~ said...

I think this sounds very good.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What a cool idea! I think even the Italians would love this!

Jess said...

I am so absolutely excited about this recipe! I can no longer have tiramisu b/c of my caffeine sensitivity, and this sounds like a delish take on one of my long-lost favorite things. I am making it. Soon. Probably this weekend. :)