Strawberry Tiramisu Dessert

“Better make two pans of this, when you taste this you will know why ;-) Plan ahead this needs to chill a minimum of 4 hours or up to 24 hours before serving. Three cups whipped cream may be used in place of the Cool whip, if you are preparing this 24 hours in advance I would suggest to use the Cool Whip it will hold up better with the refrigeration time.”
READY IN:
4hrs
SERVES:
10-12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened (or use Neufchatel cheese, or one 8-ounce package of each)
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 34 cup powdered sugar (can use 1 cup)
  • 1 (8 ounce) containercool whip frozen whipped topping, thawed (or use 3 cups sweetened whipped cream)
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur (optional)
  • 1 12 pints fresh strawberries (stemmed and sliced, about 18 ounces total)
  • 24 ladyfingers (split is half)
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

  1. Prepare an 8 x 8-inch glass pan.
  2. In a large bowl beat cream cheese with the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and well blended.
  3. Gradually fold in the thawed Cool Whip (or 3 cups whipped cream if using) until completely blended.
  4. In a small bowl combine coffee and coffee-flavored liqueur (if using).
  5. Line the pan with enough ladyfinger halves to cover the bottom (place rounded sides down) if necessary cut ladyfingers to fit the dish.
  6. Spoon 1/3 cup of the coffee mixture over the ladyfingers.
  7. Top with 1/3 of the cheese mixture (about 1 cup) then spread out evenly.
  8. Layer 1/3 of the slices strawberries over the cheese.
  9. Repeat two more times ending with the cheese mixture (reserve the remaining strawberries to place on top before serving, place berries into a bowl, cover and refrigerate).
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the tiramisu for a minimum of 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  11. BEFORE SERVING; remove the plastic wrap, then sift the cocoa powder over the top, then arrange the reserved strawberry slices over the cocoa.
  12. Serve immediately.

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