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This Easy Fall Dessert Comes Together in Less Than 30 Minutes

published Oct 15, 2019
Pumpkin Tiramisu
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Tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert, is one of those elegant cakes that has it all. With its soft, pillowy cream layered with coffee and liquor-soaked ladyfingers, all showered with plenty of chocolate shavings, each bite is absolute perfection. This fall-inspired recipe adds pumpkin purée and warm spices to the mix, and the best part? There’s absolutely no cooking or baking involved.

Three Easy Parts

This tiramisu has just three easy parts that need to be made before assembly. The first is whipping cream with rich mascarpone cheese, pumpkin, Sugar In The Raw®, and pumpkin pie spice together for the filling. Mascarpone is usually found near the cream cheese section in the grocery store, but if it’s not there, check in the fancier cheese section.

Next, whip together more cream and Sugar In The Raw® for the topping. Sugar In The Raw® is a premium turbinado sugar with a deeper molasses flavor than regular white sugar, and its flavor gets to shine here in the whipped cream.

Lastly, stir together some brewed coffee, dark, caramel-y rum, and more Sugar In The Raw® to make a flavorful syrup. Grab some store-bought ladyfinger cookies and pull out some cups or ramekins. Now you’re ready to get to the fun part: assembly.

It’s All About the Assembly

These are put together as individual-sized tiramisus, but you can also assemble a larger one in an 8-inch baking dish instead. Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee and rum syrup as the first layer, where they’ll soak up and soften into a tender cake-like consistency. Spread a layer of the pumpkin cream on top, then repeat with the remaining ladyfingers and cream. Finish with the whipped cream and cover everything with white chocolate.

Once assembled, you can serve the tiramisu right away or stash it in the fridge for the next day, making it the perfect make-ahead dessert for a dinner party or even Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Tiramisu

Prep time 25 minutes

Serves 6

Nutritional Info


  • 2 cups

    cold heavy cream, divided

  • 8 ounces

    cold mascarpone cheese

  • 1 cup

    unsweetened pumpkin purée

  • 1/2 cup

    plus 2 tablespoons Sugar In The Raw®, divided

  • 1 teaspoon

    pumpkin pie spice

  • 3/4 cup

    brewed coffee

  • 3 tablespoons

    dark rum

  • 1 (7-ounce) package

    ladyfinger cookies

  • 2 ounces

    white chocolate, chopped or shaved


  1. In a large bowl or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk, combine 1 1/2 cups of the cream, mascarpone, pumpkin, 1/2 cup of the sugar, and pumpkin spice. Beat on high speed with an electric hand mixer or on medium-high speed in the stand mixer until stiff peaks form.

  2. Beat the remaining 1/2 cup cream with 1 tablespoon of the sugar together in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form.

  3. Stir the coffee, rum, and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar together in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved.

  4. Have ready 6 approximately 4-inch wide cups or ramekins. Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee mixture and use them to line the cups or ramekins in a single layer (trim the ladyfingers as needed to fit with a serrated knife).

  5. Top the ladyfingers with half of the pumpkin mixture. Top with another layer of soaked ladyfingers and then the remaining pumpkin mixture.

  6. Top each serving with a generous spoonful of the whipped cream and sprinkle with the white chocolate. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.