Multi-berry tiramisu



20 min


16 servings

* PLUS Refrigeration Time: 360 minutes, Standing Time: 20 minutes
Multi-berry tiramisu

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • 4 pints strawberries , hulled, about 8 cups
  • 1 pint blueberries , or a mix of blueberries and raspberries, about 2 1/2 cups
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 475-g container mascarpone
  • 1 lemon , or orange
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 500-mL container 35% cream , about 2 cups
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur , preferably Grand Marnier
  • 2 150-g pkgs giant ladyfingers


  • If strawberries are large, slice into quarters; if small, cut into halves. Place in a large bowl with blueberries. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar and gently stir. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, to soak up sugar and release juices, 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place mascarpone in a large bowl. Finely grate peel from lemon and add. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar and vanilla. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream with 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted. Gently stir one-quarter of cream into cheese mixture, then gently fold in remaining cream.
  • After berries stand 20 minutes, drain juice into a pie plate. Add orange juice and orange-flavoured liqueur to pie plate. Dip both sides of biscuits into juice mixture, then use to line bottom of a 9×13-inch (3-L) baking dish.
  • Spoon and spread about half of mascarpone mixture overtop. Spoon about half of berries overtop. Repeat layering with remaining biscuits (dipping first in juice mixture). If you have any juice mixture left over, drizzle over biscuits. Then cover biscuits with remaining mascarpone.
  • Scatter remaining berries overtop. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours but preferably overnight (colour from berries may bleed out a little bit). It will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 409,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 27 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg.


This summery version of the classic Italian dessert is plumped up with vitamin C-rich summer berries and laced with luxurious orange liqueur. While vitamin C helps heal wounds and keep teeth and gums in top condition, a little dessert indulgence helps keep you smiling.

Boozy Substitutions

Don’t worry if you don’t have Grand Marnier or another orange liqueur. Try it with dark rum, Kahlúa (or another coffee liqueur) or even brandy.