Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu Recipe
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Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu Recipe

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"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:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 9 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece with 4 teaspoons sauce equals 332 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Using a serrated knife, cut six ladyfingers in half widthwise. In a shallow bowl, combine maple syrup and bourbon. Dip six whole ladyfingers and six halves into mixture; arrange in a single layer in an 8-in. square dish.
  2. In a small bowl, beat 1/2 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.
  3. Spread half of pumpkin mixture over ladyfingers in the dish. 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.
  4. In a microwave, heat caramel sauce; stir in bourbon. Serve warm with tiramisu. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was prepared with Alessi brand ladyfinger cookies.
Originally published as Caramel Pumpkin Tiramisu in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p97

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"First time making tiramisu and love how easy it is. The flavors in this recipe are wonderful and perfect for the holidays. It also froze well."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"Im not a bourbon fan, so substituted spiced rum. Delicious holiday take on tiramisu."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"I love pumpkin anything & this was wonderful. Served on Thanksgiving to rave reviews."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"A family member made this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner 2011. I am going to make it for Christmas dinner. It is fantastic! Thank you so much!"

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