Friday, November 22, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Tiramisu

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Fall is my favorite time of year I love the flavor of pumpkin and it seems this year all the recipes have been showcasing it. I’m a sucker for tiramisu so this was a win for me. I am a little picky about if they are done just right, but this one I really enjoyed with a little extra flavor of Fall. You only taste a hint of the pumpkin so it’s not an overpowering flavor in the dessert.

I used a few wide mouth Mason jars for half so hubby could take it to work and put the other half in a small casserole dish. The recipe says it last up to 2 days. It will last a little longer, but it starts to breakdown a little and becomes watery.

Chocolate Pumpkin Tiramisu

(Adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine October 2013)


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1 bar (3.5 oz) Dark Chocolate (50-60% cacao)

3/4 cup Hot Coffee

5 tablespoons Bourbon

1 1/2 cups mascarpone

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2/3 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup canned pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin, not the pie mix!)

1 package (7 oz.) Italian ladyfingers (about 24 cookies)


On a cutting board, coarsely chop half of the chocolate.

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Transfer to a large bowl, add the coffee and whisk until the chocolate melts.

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Whisk in 2 tablespoons bourbon.

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In another large bowl, combine the mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon and the remaining 3 tablespoons bourbon.

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Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.

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Add the pumpkin puree; mix on medium-low until blended and creamy.

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Working with about one-third of the ladyfingers, dip and roll the cookies, one at a time, in the chocolate mixture until soaked but not soggy, 3 to 4 seconds.

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Arrange in single layers in the bottoms of six 8 ounce glasses, breaking the cookies if needed.

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Divide one-third of the pumpkin mixture among the glasses, spooning it on top of the cookies and spreading evenly. Grate about one-third of the remaining chocolate evenly over the pumpkin mixture.

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Repeat the layers twice more with the remaining cookies, pumpkin mixture and chocolate. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 2 days. Serve cold.
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