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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I was grocery shopping the other day and happened upon the day old bread rack. Tucked back inside were two packages of ladyfingers! I grabbed them and the wheels started turning. I know that ladyfingers are standard in making tiramisu so I figured I'd do something along those lines. How fun did this dessert turn out?? Very fresh...light and a little sweet and a little tart. Everyone really enjoyed it...even #1 son who's not a big fan of citrus-y desserts, liked this.

Raspberry Key Lime Tiramisu

Here's the line-up....

Raspberry Jam Sauce:

12 ounces frozen (thawed) raspberries
6 tablespoons sugar

In a medium sauce pan, combine the frozen 
raspberries and 6 tablespoons of granulated sugar.

After the berries have been cooked down, 
press them through a sieve to remove the seeds.

This is what you'll end up with.

Key Lime Simple Syrup:

¼ cup granulated sugar
¼  cup key lime juice

In a small sauce pan, combine the key 
lime juice and 1/4 cup of sugar until thickened.

Key Lime Filling:

2 cups heavy whipping cream
8 ounces cream cheese, (or mascarpone) at room temperature
½ cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons key lime juice

In a mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream 
until stiff peaks form. Then combine the 
whipped cream, cream cheese, powdered 
sugar and key lime juice. Mix well.

2 4-ounce packages lady fingers

1 cup fresh raspberries for garnish

Thaw frozen raspberries. Cook them with 6 tablespoons of sugar in saucepan over medium heat until mixture is thickened and reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes. Push mixture through a sieve to eliminate seeds. Cool.

Combine ¼ cup sugar with ¼ cup key lime juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved and mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat and set aside.

Using and electric mixer, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.

In a large mixing bowl, fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese. Stir in the powdered sugar, and key lime juice. Blend until cream is fully mixed.

Separate the lady fingers and layer some on the bottom of an 8x8 inch dish. Brush the layer with 1/3 of the Key Lime syrup  followed by 1/3 of the raspberry sauce.

Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the lady fingers. Scatter 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
on top of the cheese mixture. Repeat the procedure until all of the lady fingers, cheese mixture and sauces are used ending with the cream mixture and fresh berries on top.

Makes 10 servings.

Lay some ladyfingers in the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan. 
Then paint them with 1/3 of the key lime syrup.

Then drizzle on some of the raspberry syrup.

Spread 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture on top 
of the ladyfingers then sprinkle with 1/3 
cup of the fresh raspberries. 
Repeat two more times until all ingredients have been used....

...and it looks like this! 
Chill until set..a few hours or overnight.