Layers of silky pumpkin mousse and coffee-dipped ladyfingers create a spectacular tiramisu that's a terrific alternative to pumpkin pie.
- 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
- 2 7-ounce packages dry ladyfingers
- 2 cup brewed coffee, cooled
- 2.5 cup heavy cream
- 1.5 cup mascarpone cheese
- 0.75 cup granulated sugar
- Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- 0.25 tsp kosher salt
- 0.75 tsp ground cinnamon
- 0.75 tsp ground ginger
- 0.5 cup light brown sugar
- Chocolate shavings and candied ginger, for garnish
- In a large bowl, whisk the pumpkin puree with the brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar. Add the mascarpone and 1 1/2 cups of the heavy cream. Using an electric mixer, beat the pumpkin mixture at medium speed until soft peaks form; do not overbeat.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the brewed coffee with 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar until it’s dissolved. Dip both sides of 6 ladyfingers in the coffee and arrange them in a single layer in a 4-quart trifle dish. Spread 1 cup of the pumpkin mousse on top. Repeat the layering 5 more times, ending with a layer of the pumpkin mousse. Cover and refrigerate the tiramisu overnight.
- In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the remaining 1 cup of cream with the remaining 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar until soft peaks form. Dollop the whipped cream over the tiramisu, garnish with shaved chocolate and candied ginger and serve.
Make Ahead: The tiramisu can be refrigerated for 2 days.
Recipe Credit: Justin Chapple
Image Credit: John Kernick