FoodFruit tiramisu: A fresh twist on an Italian classic using forest berries

Fruit tiramisu: A fresh twist on an Italian classic using forest berries

Tiramisu with fruit tastes like a dream
Tiramisu with fruit tastes like a dream
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3 July 2024 13:24

This dessert epitomizes the best of everything. The creamy layers of tiramisu are enhanced by a seasonal twist, and the recipe is delightfully simple.

You'll discover fruity notes between the creamy layers with a strong cream flavor. It's pretty unexpected in tiramisu, but there's a method to this madness. During the season for exquisite forest fruits, it’s impossible not to seek inspiration for their use. And here's one such inspiration.

Fruit tiramisu: A delicious way to use forest fruits in dessert

Preparing fruit tiramisu is a splendid idea to utilize the potential of forest fruits in your kitchen. Combining the sweet dessert with a refreshing addition of slightly tart blueberries or blackberries will only enhance its appeal. Even Italians, usually not favorable towards such innovations, accept tiramisu with forest fruits. The recipe's author is Marco Ghia, a Milanese expert in Italian cuisine and head of the Whirlpool Culinary Academy.

Forest fruits are a treat we eagerly await all year. Black blueberries, commonly known as bilberries, are particularly popular. The most significant advantage of forest fruits is that they usually grow far from busy streets and industrial areas. So they are tasty, healthy, and less contaminated with pollutants. It's worth using them while the season lasts.

Tiramisu with forest fruits
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Tiramisu with forest fruits: Recipe


  • 500 grams of forest fruits,
  • 450 grams of mascarpone cheese,
  • 120 grams of sugar or icing sugar,
  • 4 egg yolks,
  • 200 grams of whipped cream,
  • 60 milliliters of Marsala wine (or rum, brandy, or strong coffee),
  • Ladyfingers,
  • 5 grams of cocoa powder.


  1. Press the forest fruits through a sieve to remove the juice.
  2. Beat the mascarpone with the sugar.
  3. Beat the egg yolks with sugar, then add the mascarpone and wine.
  4. Whip the thoroughly chilled cream until stiff, then add it to the mascarpone mixture.
  5. Soak the ladyfingers in the forest fruit juice, and place them at the bottom of the dish where you prepare the dessert.
  6. Next, place a layer of half the cream on top, then the ladyfingers again. Spread the remaining cream, dust with cocoa, and decorate with forest fruits.
  7. Place the tiramisu with forest fruits in the refrigerator for a few hours to set slightly.
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