Frugal Foodie Mama: No-Bake Cinnamon Tiramisu

Friday, September 30, 2016

No-Bake Cinnamon Tiramisu

A traditional Italian dessert gets a tasty cinnamon spiced twist perfect for fall in this No-Bake Cinnamon Tiramisu...
A traditional Italian dessert gets a tasty cinnamon spiced twist perfect for fall in this No-Bake Cinnamon Tiramisu.

I am a self-proclaimed tiramisu addict, and I have no shame in admitting that, folks. ;) There is just something about that creamy mixture of mascarpone cheese, rich coffee, & delicate ladyfingers that I just can't resist. While I can always go for a slice of good ole traditional tiramisu, I often find myself playing around with the flavors in my homemade versions. Since fall has finally arrived, I thought why not try my hand at a warm & cozy cinnamon spiced version?

I left out the cocoa powder entirely in this no-bake version and replaced with it layers of sweet cinnamon flavor. The coffee that the ladyfingers are soaked with has been steeped with a whole cinnamon stick. Then ground cinnamon is whipped into the creamy filling. And for good measure, each slice is served with a little sprinkle of cinnamon over top. The perfect dessert for the cinnamon & tiramisu lover alike!


A traditional Italian dessert gets a tasty cinnamon spiced twist perfect for fall in this No-Bake Cinnamon Tiramisu.
No-Bake Cinnamon Tiramisu
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 5 hours, 30 mins
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (Serves 9)
  • 1 package (3 oz) ladyfingers, split
  • 1/4 strongly brewed coffee + 1 tbsp sugar mixed in
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 (3.5 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping topping, thawed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
Instructions
Strongly brew a cup of coffee. While still hot, mix in the sugar. Drop in the cinnamon stick and allow to steep for 1 hour. Remove the cinnamon stick and allow the infused coffee to cool completely.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the vanilla pudding mix & cold milk. Then beat in the mascarpone cheese until smooth & creamy. Fold in the whipped topping & ground cinnamon. Set aside.

Arrange half of the ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking pan. Brush the ladyfingers with about half of the cooled cinnamon coffee.

Spread half of the pudding/mascarpone cheese mixture over the ladyfingers in the dish. Cover with the remaining ladyfingers; then brush the second layer of ladyfingers with the remaining coffee mixture. Top with the remaining pudding/mascarpone cheese mixture.

Cover & refrigerate for at least 4 hours & up to overnight. Top with a little whipped topping & a sprinkle of ground cinnamon before serving, if desired. Enjoy immediately. You can cover & refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.

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A traditional Italian dessert gets a tasty cinnamon spiced twist perfect for fall in this No-Bake Cinnamon Tiramisu.

My husband (who likes cinnamon, but doesn't love it when there is too much) was a little skeptical at first, but he ended up absolutely loving this tiramisu! As he went back for a second piece, he told me that I had perfectly nailed the ratio of cinnamon to the cream filling & ladyfingers in this- there were subtle layers of real cinnamon flavor in each bite, but it was not overwhelming or overpowering.
A traditional Italian dessert gets a tasty cinnamon spiced twist perfect for fall in this No-Bake Cinnamon Tiramisu.

Who else is giddy that fall has finally arrived?
What is your favorite dessert for fall time? :)

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