Mini Pumpkin Tiramisu

by Jamie on November 15, 2010

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As promised, here is the final piece to the holiday menu for Breakstone’s Triple Churned blogger contest.

In staying with the theme of mini menu items, my last component is a delicious Mini Pumpkin Tiramisu. I wanted to create something that would utilize leftover pumpkin puree and wow your dinner guests without the time consuming preparation.

I have created a pleasing dessert that will allow you to bring a little elegance to your holiday meal. These pumpkin-spiced tiramisus have a decadent flavor that will be hard to resist. This delicious dessert starts with spongy lady fingers brushed with Espresso, then layered with a rich, velvety pumpkin flavored sour cream and cream cheese mixture.

These mouth-watering tiramisus are best served in mini parfait glasses, providing your guests with the perfect portion. With as little as a twenty minute preparation you can save yourself some time during the busy holiday season without sacrificing taste. Top with chocolate shavings to provide a little sophistication to this simple dessert.

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Mini Pumpkin Tiramisus

November 15th, 2010

Yield: 6 servings


For the Lady Finger Layer

3 ounce package of lady fingers
1 teaspoon instant espresso granules; dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water

For the Pumpkin Sour Cream Layer

8 ounces of cream cheese; room temperature
1/4 cup Breakstone’s Sour Cream
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Whipped Topping Layer

1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar


1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Breakstone’s sour cream, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, sugar and vanilla until well mixed. Set aside.

2. To make the whipped topping, beat the heavy whipping cream, vanilla and sugar until the mixture creates stiff peaks.

3. Lightly brush the lady fingers with the espresso until dampened on both sides (do not oversaturate).

4. Using your mini parfait glass as a template, cut out 12 circles from the lady fingers.

5. Gently place a lady finger circle into the bottom of each mini parfait glass.

6. Generously spoon or pipe the pumpkin layer over the lady fingers

7. Spoon or pipe the whipped topping directly onto the pumpkin layer.

8. Repeat layering a second time to fill the parfait glasses.


If desired, finish with a sprinkling of chocolate shavings.

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Victoria (District Chocoholic) November 15, 2010 at 11:25 am

I just voted – love the small dish concept.


Scarletta @ Scarletta Bakes November 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm

These look delicious – thanks for the recipe!

Can you use either fresh or canned pureed pumpkin?


Michelle November 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I voted, but not just because I follow your blog. I think you had the best dishes that feature the product, and your dishes had the most ‘holiday feel.’ I hope you win! :)


Jamie November 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Thanks so much! I am glad you checked out the other dishes before voting! :)


the blissful baker November 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm

i love single serving sized portions! they’re so much cuter :) this pumpkin tiramisu looks delish!


Sherri November 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

This looks great!!!! Going to vote now…..


Evan @swEEts November 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

These little mini desserts are absolutely adorable! I love tiramisu and with pumpkin? they have to be good!


Nutmeg Nanny November 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Delicious! I love the addition of pumpkin!


Amanda November 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm

VOTED!! This is so gorgeous I cant stand it. I am not a huge pumpkin fan, (except for pie) but you have totally made me want to try this!! Great job!


daphne November 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I voted!! yum!!


bridget {bake at 350} November 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Love pumpkin! Love tiramisu!


Paula November 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Absolutely a delightful and creative dessert!


Kristen November 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

So beautiful, Jamie!


Joanne November 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

You DO know that the way to my heart is through tiramisu now don’t you? This looks fantastic. Off to vote!


Shaina November 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

These are so cute, and they sound fantastic. Tiramisu is one of my all time favorite desserts.


Nikita November 15, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I absolutely love your blog, but there is no option for Canadians to sign up! goodluck!


leslie November 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Delicious! I am off to vote!


Prerna@IndianSimmer November 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Oh wow! Two of my favorite things tiramisu n pumpkin.. in the same dessert! AWESOME :-)


Christina Smith November 16, 2010 at 12:15 am

Pumpkin and Tiramisu!! Together!!! Looks and sounds divine and I’ll definitely have to try it out. Your other recipes sound wonderful as well:)


Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls November 16, 2010 at 12:26 am

These look fabulous!!!! Going to vote now!!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls


katie November 16, 2010 at 2:42 am

What a great idea. I love the colours, it makes it look very autumnal


SMITH BITES November 16, 2010 at 6:33 am

Great job Jamie – Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts ever so I really like your twist. I’ve enjoyed ALL your recipes for this project – Great job and GOOD LUCK!


Felice November 16, 2010 at 8:17 am

I looked over all of the recipes and you got my vote.


CaSaundra November 16, 2010 at 8:53 am

I loooove layered desserts–they look so fancy, yet are so easy to prepare!


naomi November 16, 2010 at 10:17 am

These look so good and I love the creativity behind this recipe.


Lauren @ KeepItSweet November 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm

i LOVE how these look!


Katrina November 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm

This is beautiful!


sara tea November 17, 2010 at 12:53 am

These are TOO cute. I’m sickeningly obsessed with Tiramisu, and I must must must try a seasonal one such as this. Thank you!!


Cherine November 17, 2010 at 3:56 am

Gorgeous tiramisu!!


Michelle November 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

These are simply beautiful.


Lisa2Smartfoodandfit November 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I voted! Your recipes had more of the holiday feel and they are motivationg me to get in the kitchen and cook! Can’t wait to try the pumpkin tiramisu, brilliant!


vy December 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm

They look fantastic!


Jun December 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Can’t wait to try making this recipe! Brilliant idea.


Jenn@eatcakefordinner December 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm

What a creative dessert. I love anything pumpkin and every type of tiramisu. So, I can only imagine how delicious these are. What a great way to use up that last little bit of pumpkin that is always left in the can.


Kulsum at JourneyKitchen December 12, 2010 at 1:26 am

Just did :) and this look so cute! I don’t even like pumpkin and here I’m droooling all over this :)


Lauren December 12, 2010 at 7:30 am

I’m a huge pumpkin fanatic, and I love tiramisu, so this recipe is obviously a winner in my book :).


the urban baker December 13, 2010 at 1:16 am

your blog always makes me drool! these are gorgeous! i have to make these!


Gali December 13, 2010 at 7:14 am

I would try making these just because I can’t even imagine the taste that they might have. So interesting!


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Angie October 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

I just won our Iron Chef competition at work using this recipe!! The judging criteria was based on taste, presentation, and creativity. This one knocked all three out of the park- it was delicious! Thanks to you, I am now sitting comfortably in jeans at work (the prize and an ohhh so good one at that!).


Jamie October 7, 2011 at 11:09 am

Woo-Hoo! That is so awesome! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe AND won the competition with it – you made my morning!


Lara October 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Did you use canned pumpkin pie filling, like Libby’s – or is it just plain pureed pumpkin?


Jamie October 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I used canned pumpkin puree – like Libby’s. Thanks for stopping by.


Kelly November 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

These look amazing but i have 2 questions… Does it have to be that brand of sour cream and what type/flavor liqueur would u recommend also adding to it


Sara November 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Love the recipe idea. This may sound silly, but I really like the design of the glass. Would you be able to tell me which brand they are and where you got them?


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