If you’ve got a dessert bucket list, buckle up! We’re about to reveal a fusion that will shoot straight to the top of that list, melding iconic Italian. We’re blending Italian sophistication with a quintessentially American twist. Welcome to your next dessert obsession: Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu!
Alright, dessert aficionados, put down that pumpkin spice latte and listen up. We’re diving head-first into a yummy blend of no-bake convenience and classic Italian decadence.
Picture this: the sumptuous layers of classic tiramisu married with the comforting goodness of apple pie filling and a dash of fall spices. If that imagery doesn’t scream “autumn vibes,” then I don’t know what will!
It’s an audacious blend that promises to transport your taste buds from the lush vineyards of Italy to the apple orchards of New England—all without leaving your kitchen. Are you geared up to make culinary history this Fall? Let’s dive in.
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Why Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu?
Tradition has its place, but in our kitchen, innovation reigns supreme. Imagine fusing Italy’s most divine dessert offering—hello, tiramisu—with the nostalgic, gooey richness of America’s beloved apple pie filling. That’s right, it’s an international love affair happening right in your mixing bowl. Global diplomacy has never tasted so sweet!
Remember, not every slice (well cut, chunk, I don’t know what you want to call it) will look perfect, and not every cut will look amazing, but every piece and bite of this simple Fall tiramisu will taste delicious.
Each apple is cut differently, and every time you spread your mascarpone it will be different, so you are just going for taste, and later you can practice presentation; in fact, you will see in one of my images that I was in such a hurry I forgot to layer the apple!
So if that happens, stick the apple on the top layer and dust the sucker with cinnamon, it’s all good and a beginner recipe! The flexibility in skill of this recipe makes it amazing and very Italian ( a pinch of this and a bit of that), meaning there really is no wrong way to design this apple cinnamon tiramisu!
There is simply no right or wrong way to prepare this dessert, except to NOT prepare it!
5 Reasons To FALL in Love with Our Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu 🍂
- Easy-to-Find Ingredients: You don’t need a culinary degree to find these items. A quick trip to your local supermarket, and you’re good to go!
- Quick & Simple: Forget about slaving away in the kitchen for hours. This recipe takes minimal prep time, and the outcome is deliciously rewarding!
- Seasonal Flavors: The warm, comforting notes of apple and cinnamon make this tiramisu the perfect fall treat. It’s like autumn in a dish!
- Versatile: Hosting a casual get-together or a fancy dinner? This dessert fits right in, whatever the occasion.
- Sugar-Free Option: Health-conscious? You can easily switch to sugar-free Torani syrup without compromising on flavor!
Ingredients for Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu
- Ladyfingers: 24 pieces; Italian ones are a luxe touch.
- Apple Pie Filling: 1 can, about 21 oz.
- Torani Vanilla Cinnamon Syrup: 1 cup (feel free to adjust to your sweetness level).
- Mascarpone Cheese: 8 oz.
- Heavy Whipping Cream: 1 cup.
- Ground Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon.
- Nutmeg: 1/2 teaspoon, freshly grated if you’re feelin’ fancy.
Now you can buy ladyfingers. I make them because my Nonna taught me how, but this recipe is about the ease of prep, so buy them in a store because you can, and your gramma won’t be mad at you if you take shortcuts, lol!
How To Make The Fall Tiramisu
- Prep That Pan: Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with parchment paper because nobody’s got time for sticking.
- Creamy Dreamy Mix: Combine mascarpone cheese, heavy whipping cream, and a splash of Torani syrup in a bowl. Get your whisk on until it’s as smooth as Sinatra.
- The Dip: In a shallow dish, pour your Torani Vanilla Cinnamon Syrup. This is the VIP lounge for your ladyfingers.
- Dunk-a-licious: Swiftly dip each ladyfinger into the syrup. Aim for moisture between “dewy morning grass” and “English tea biscuit.” Line them up in your prepared pan.
- Apple-tizing Layer: Get generous with that apple pie filling. Spread it over the ladyfingers like you’re icing a cake.
- Cheese, Please: Spoon that heavenly mascarpone mix over the apple layer.
- Spice Girl/Boy: Dust that baby with ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Rinse and Repeat: You know the drill: Ladyfingers, apple, mascarpone, in that order.
- Finishing School: Cap it off with a final dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Chill Out: Into the fridge, it goes. Give it at least 4 hours, but go overnight for a taste that’s off the charts.
Chef’s Note: Your goal with the ladyfingers is to make them moist, not a sopping mess. You’re golden once they’ve soaked up some of that sweet Torani goodness.
Tips for Crafting the Ultimate Fall Tiramisu
Crafting a dessert as innovative and delectable as our Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu is an art, and every artist needs a few tricks up their sleeve. I’m about to spill the tea—or should I say syrup? Here are some culinary secrets to make sure your Fall Tiramisu is a smashing success.
1. Choose Quality Ladyfingers
High-quality ladyfingers are the backbone of any tiramisu. Opt for a brand with a good reputation and a taste profile that’s not too sweet.
2. The Soaking Game
Don’t turn your ladyfingers into mush. A proper soaking means the bottom half of the ladyfinger is moist but not dripping wet. A brief dip is all it takes to capture the flavor without compromising the texture.
Pro Tip: I prefer to use a long, shallow oval dish. It makes for easy dipping and soaking. You can see what I use above.
3. Spice Matters For Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu
If you’re going for a custom spice mix in your syrup or apple cider, toast the spices briefly in a dry pan before grinding. This enhances their flavor and gives your tiramisu that extra oomph.
4. Cream of the Crop
When it comes to the cream layer, make sure it’s well-aerated for a light, fluffy texture. Also, using a piping bag can help you layer the cream uniformly, making every bite a cloud of deliciousness.
5. The Layering Sequence
Don’t just slap those layers together. Start with a light brushing of syrup at the base of your dish before the first layer of ladyfingers. This will keep the dessert moist from bottom to top. Then you can slap those layers of Fall tiramisu together lol!
6. Chill Factor
You might be tempted to dive in when assembly is complete, but resist! A well-chilled apple cinnamon tiramisu tastes better and holds its shape, making for a presentation that’ll wow your guests.
7. Canned Over Fresh
I get it; making homemade apple pie filling sounds romantic. But for this recipe, stick with canned. It’s designed to hold its flavor and texture, making your life easier and your dessert consistently yummy.
8. Syrup Proportions
You don’t need a whole bottle of Torani syrup. Measure out what you’ll need for soaking and perhaps a little extra for brushing or drizzling. Trust me; a little goes a long way.
9. Garnish with Gusto
Don’t underestimate the power of a good garnish. A sprinkle of cinnamon or a few thin apple slices can elevate your dish from great to Instagram-worthy.
10. Bonus: Make It Your Own
While this is a tried-and-true Chef Dana special, don’t be afraid to add your own twist. A dash of nutmeg or a sprinkle of crushed pecans can make your Fall Tiramisu uniquely yours.
FAQs for Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu
Q: Can I use homemade apple pie filling instead of canned?
A: No. We recommend sticking with canned apple pie filling for the sake of convenience and flavor consistency in this particular recipe.
Q: Is this recipe gluten-free?
A: No. Ladyfingers usually contain wheat flour, but you could try using gluten-free alternatives.
Q: Can I make this dessert a day ahead?
A: Yes. In fact, it’s even better when you let the flavors meld overnight.
Q: Is using sugar-free syrup an option for this recipe?
A: Yes. You can substitute the regular syrup with a sugar-free version like Torani’s sugar-free vanilla cinnamon.
Q: Do I have to soak the ladyfingers in coffee?
A: No. For this recipe, we’re going for a different angle by soaking the ladyfingers in a vanilla cinnamon syrup or apple cider mix.
Q: Is it okay to use low-fat cream cheese?
A: Yes. If you’re looking to cut down on calories, low-fat cream cheese works fine in this recipe.
Q: Will I use an entire bottle of Torani syrup for this recipe?
A: No. You’ll only need enough to soak the ladyfingers, which is far less than an entire bottle.
Q: Do I need to bake anything for this recipe?
A: No. This is a no-bake dessert, making it quick and hassle-free!
Take Your Dessert Game to the Next Level?
If you’ve made it this far, I’m willing to bet you’re itching to try this fabulous Fall Tiramisu. And why wouldn’t you be? It’s like having your cake and eating pie—a delicious no-bake Italian favorite meets everyone’s favorite fall flavors. 😋
Before you dash off to the kitchen, have you checked out my tantalizing Brownie Tiramisu? If you’re on a roll and want to keep the tiramisu train going, that’s your next stop.
Remember This About Fall Tiramisu
Traditional tiramisu is great. But this isn’t your grandma’s recipe. We’re living in innovative times, so let’s innovate in the kitchen, too! This Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu is about breaking the mold and making a statement. And that statement is: “I am ridiculously delicious.”
👉 Action Time: Roll Up Your Sleeves and Prepare Apple Cinnamon Tiramisu
Don’t just sit there salivating; grab those ladyfingers and that can of apple pie filling, and let’s start this dessert party! Your taste buds will thank you, as will anyone lucky enough to snag a bite.
Share the Love
If you fall head over heels for this delectable treat, do me a solid—share this post! Spread the word like you’re spreading that creamy filling on those ladyfingers.
❓ Your Thoughts?
I’m dying to know: what’s your go-to fall dessert? Drop a comment below; let’s get a conversation started!
What’s Cooking Next
Stay tuned because up next on the blog, we’re diving into the world of savory fall delights. Think Pumpkin Risotto and Butternut Squash Soup. Trust me; you won’t want to miss it.
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Recipe For Apple Tiramisu: Your New Fall Fave Dessert
- 24 Italian Ladyfingers (for that extra luxurious flair)
- 1 can (approx. 21 oz.) Apple Pie Filling
- 1 cup Torani Vanilla Cinnamon Syrup (adjust to taste)
- 8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg (freshly grated, if you're up for it)
- Prep Your Pan: Line a 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Sticking is for amateurs.
- The Creamy Base: In a mixing bowl, blend together the mascarpone cheese, heavy whipping cream, and a dash of Torani syrup. Whisk until it's smoother than a jazz sax solo.
- Get Dipping: Fill a shallow dish with Torani Vanilla Cinnamon Syrup. Consider this the red carpet for your ladyfingers.
- Dip & Line: Quick-dip each ladyfinger into the syrup bath, aiming for the perfect moisture level—think "morning dew," not "soggy mess." Place them neatly in your prepped dish.
- The Apple Layer: Spoon canned apple pie filling over the ladyfingers as if creating a pastry masterpiece.
- Mascarpone Magic: Slather the luscious mascarpone mixture on top of the apple layer. Make it even; make it thick.
- Spice it Up: Sprinkle your work of art with a dash of ground cinnamon and a hint of freshly grated nutmeg.
- Repeat: Go another round with ladyfingers, apple pie filling, and mascarpone mixture.
- Final Flourish: Complete your edible opus with one last sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.
- The Chill Factor: Park your creation in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Want to take it up a notch? Let it chill overnight.
Remember, every layer can be changed; you can add mascarpone or skip it. Or you could add the ladyfingers, mascarpone, cinnamon, and apple pie filling and repeat.
Add apple to the top and dust with cinnamon or walnut pieces and even caramel sauce or syrup we do all of that, and no version is ever the same!
Vary it, and make it yours; it is simple and delicious and a no-fuss dessert. The ONLY thing I do advise is to refrigerate for at least 4 hours for the very best slicing and plating.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g
DanaVento.Com is not a dietician or nutritionist; any nutritional information shared is simply an estimate. Use a nutritional calculator if you need exact estimates of nutrition, and note that the brands you use in your recipe may differ slightly or significantly from those brands of items you use, creating a variance in nutritional content.