The Whole Family Will Love This Passionfruit and Nectarine Tiramisu

Ok, I know a classic Tiramisu has coffee and marsala in it, but I wanted a dessert Tiramisu that was lighter and fruitier.

So I adapted this to suit a lunchtime dessert – to celebrate my little baby boy (who is growing up way too fast).  It went very fast, so I almost didn’t get a photo of this. Luckily my sisters-in-law reminded me, when they requested the recipe on the day.

I’m still a massive fan of a rich, coffee tiramisu – It happens to be one of my favourite desserts. This recipe, while still being quite rich, is made a fraction lighter by the use of fresh passionfruit.

Passionfruit and Nectarine Tiramisu Recipe

  • 250 grams of Savoiardi Sponge Finger Biscuits
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice
  • 250 grams or Mascarpone
  • 300ml Thickened Cream
  • 1/3 cup Icing Sugar Mixture
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 250ml Passionfruit Pulp ( I used 5 large passionfruit)
  • 5 Nectarines, sliced
4 steps to make this recipe
  1. Beat the cream, icing sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl, until stiff peaks form. Fold in the Mascarpon
  2. Combine the orange juice with half the passionfruit pulp. Soak the sponge finger biscuits in the liquid and lay them in a shallow 2.5litre serving dish.
  3. Top with half of the mascarpone mixture, smooth, then scatter over half the sliced nectarines. Repeat with the remaining soaked savoiardi biscuits and mascarpone.
  4. Scatter the remaining nectarine slices over the top, then drizzle over the remaining passionfruit pulp. Cover and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.


Nellys Belly

I’m a wife, mum to 2 little boys and in a former life I used to be a chef. I find comfort and peace in cooking, and just love the feeling of providing for my family and friends.

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