The holiday season seems to be in full swing, judging by the 24 hour Christmas music on the radio in my car and the Christmas wreaths for sale outside the grocery store. How is it already Thanksgiving week?! I feel like I say this every year, but this year it seems to have come up faster than usual!
For the first time in many years, I am not hosting, just bringing dessert. Trying to keep the holidays as simple as possible this year. I am making this version of Tiramisu and maybe brownies, made from a box mix. Simple and stress free 😊
Feeds 4 to 6 people
About 1 Cup of Simple Syrup, plus 2 cinnamon sticks
1 package of Schar gluten-free ladyfingers
4 ounces of mascarpone (you can omit this and double the amount of cream cheese)
4 ounces of softened cream cheese (very important it is soft! Keep on counter for at least 2 hours)
½ cup of canned pumpkin
1 – 14 ounce of can of condensed milk
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
½ cup of heavy cream
Fresh whipped cream, see recipe below
Make simple syrup and let cool while you make the pumpkin mixture.
Whip together mascarpone and cream cheese or just cream cheese. Add in the pumpkin, condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and heavy cream. Whip all the ingredients together for about 5 minutes with an electric mixer or standing mixer, starting on low and once there is no risk of splatter, turn on high.
Dip a ladyfinger into the simple syrup and place in a small rectangular dish, like this 6 cup Pyrex. Make a layer of syrup soaked lady fingers and then top with about half of the pumpkin mixture. Top the pumpkin mixture with half of the whipped cream. Repeat. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon on top if you like. Chill for at least 3 hours. Serve. This can be made the day before and kept in the fridge.
Fresh whipping cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
Check out some of my other holiday dessert ideas: Raspberry Lemon Thyme Tiramisu, Boston Cream Pie Cake, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Mousse Pie and Apple Crisp! For a great hostess gift, make some chocolate bark. What is your favorite holiday dessert?