Strawberry and Amaretto Tiramisu

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I’ve seen a few recipes for Strawberry Tiramisu online but went back to my original recipe which my family loves, substituting Amaretto for the Kahlua I normally use and adding fresh strawberries.  This might be our new favorite, certainly during the strawberry season.  It’s very easy to put together, not too sweet and a good make-ahead dessert.

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One package Italian lady fingers (about 12 lady fingers – I use Alessi Biscotti Savoiardi)
¼ to 1/2 cup Amaretto (to pour over lady fingers – they should be evenly moist)
One cup of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
15 oz. light ricotta cheese
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
9 fresh strawberry-halves for garnish

Place the lady fingers in a layer in bottom of 9-inch pan.  Pour Amaretto over the lady fingers.  Arrange sliced strawberries over lady fingers.  Set aside.

In a large mixer bowl, beat together the cream cheese and ricotta cheese until smooth.  Fold in whipped topping.

Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the top of the lady fingers and strawberries.  Place the strawberry halves over the top of the dessert, creating 9 servings.  Cover and refrigerate at least two hours or overnight.

To serve, cut dessert into 9 servings, including a fresh strawberry half.  Refrigerate leftovers.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

11 thoughts on “Strawberry and Amaretto Tiramisu”

  1. Anything with cream, lady fingers and strawberries has to be tasty! I think I’ll trying pouring just a 1/4 c. of whipping cream over the lady fingers and see what happens. After I buy the other ingredients!

  2. Oh, here you go fattening me up again with your fantastic desserts!! Just look at that picture and tell me anyone can refuse it!! 😉

  3. Lillian, I stumbled across your blog several weeks ago when I was looking for a way to rejuvenate my second-hand–on-borrowed-time resin patio furniture. I just wanted to let you know that ever since then, I have enjoyed looking over your other non-related blogs and those of your daughters. This one was no exception. My grandfather loaned land adjacent to his home to a strawberry farmer in Erie County, PA when I was a child and we always were looking for more uses of our resulting strawberry supply. Those days were long ago but many of the blogs that you post envoke pleasant memories of my childhood. Please keep the good blogs coming and best wishes to you and your lovely family!

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