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Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu for Two

I'm not fond of traditional tiramisu, so I used pumpkin and bourbon in place of coffee and it's absolutely fabulous. I always make extra sauce and eat it over vanilla ice cream. It's so good, I can't leave it alone! —Mary Filipiak, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 6 crisp ladyfinger cookies
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground ginger
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup hot caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon


  • Using a serrated knife, cut two ladyfingers in half. In a shallow bowl, combine syrup and bourbon. Dip two whole ladyfingers and two halves into mixture; arrange in a single layer in a 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, beat 1/4 cup cream until it begins to thicken. Gradually add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and salt; fold in whipped cream. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and remaining cream until thickened.
  • Spread half of pumpkin mixture over ladyfingers in pan. Dip remaining ladyfingers; arrange over the top. Top with remaining pumpkin mixture and the cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • In a microwave, heat caramel sauce; stir in bourbon. Serve warm with tiramisu.
Editor's Note
This recipe was prepared with Alessi brand ladyfinger cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 513 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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