Delightful Berry Tiramisu Trifle: An Easy and Elegant Dessert Recipe

Elevate your dessert game with this delightful Berry Tiramisu Trifle, a fusion of traditional Italian tiramisu and vibrant summer berries. This recipe offers a refreshing twist with layers of ladyfingers soaked in a tangy berry sauce, creamy mascarpone, and whipped cream. This trifle is elegant and indulgent, perfect for summer gatherings or a fancy dinner party, ensuring your guests are impressed with every bite.

Ingredients and Preparation


  • 6 oz lady fingers
  • 1/2 lb blueberries
  • 1 lb blackberries
  • 1 lb Mascarpone cheese
  • 4 organic free-range egg yolks
  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup organic heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp honey (plus more to taste)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Basil leaves (for garnish)


Prepare the Berry Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, blueberries, lemon juice, vanilla extract, honey, and water.
  • Simmer over low heat, covered, until blueberries pop. Cool and strain to separate liquid from solids.

Whip the Cream:

  • Whip heavy cream with 1 tbsp of granulated sugar until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate.

Prepare the Mascarpone Mixture:

  • Cream egg yolks with remaining sugar until smooth.
  • Gradually add Mascarpone cheese until fully incorporated.

Combine Whipped Cream and Mascarpone:

  • Gently fold whipped cream into Mascarpone mixture.
  • Divide mixture into two bowls. Fold solids from the berry sauce into one bowl.

Assemble the Tiramisu:

  • Use 4 medium glasses or a single trifle dish.
  • Dip ladyfingers in berry sauce and layer them in the dish.
  • Alternate layers of berry Mascarpone mixture and plain Mascarpone mixture until all ingredients are used.
  • Refrigerate until set.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Serve chilled, garnished with fresh blackberries, basil leaves, and optional lilac blossoms.

This Berry Tiramisu Trifle is the perfect way to end any meal, blending the creamy richness of tiramisu with the bright, fruity flavors of fresh berries. It’s a beautiful, refreshing dessert that looks as good as it tastes. Serve it chilled to let the flavors meld together beautifully, making each spoonful a delightful experience. Whether for a special occasion or a simple family treat, this trifle is sure to become a favorite. Enjoy every bite of this harmonious blend of textures and tastes!