Easy Santa Fe Tiramisu

"I was on an RV road trip from Seattle to Santa Fe, visiting friends in July 2000. We were invited to dinner at our friend's father's house. I certainly couldn't go empty handed, but i didn't bring any dessert recipes with me. I did have the current issue of Taste of Home, i hadn't read it yet, but it saved me! I found a recipe that i would be able to modify enough to make in the RV. I took it to this beautiful outdoor dinner party. Every dish there was elegantly presented. Until i set down my disposable roaster pan! I didn't know what to call this dessert, and hoped no one would know who brought it, and that's when i realized that the "wonderful Tiramisu" everyone was raving about was mine! The name stuck, and i've made it the same way ever since (although I usually present it in a glass trifle bowl). I'm sharing my very easy version with you here. Enjoy!"
photo by Julie Bs Hive photo by Julie Bs Hive
photo by Julie Bs Hive
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  • Cut pound cake into 1 inch cubes.
  • Set aside.
  • In mixing bowl, beat sugar, coffee granules and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • In a tall sided glass bowl (or 13x9x2" dish), layer half of the pound cake, 1 cup of berries, half of the cream cheese mixture and half of the chocolate shavings.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Top with remaining raspberries.
  • Refrigerate until serving time or up to overnight.

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  1. I used espresso as I couldn't find flavord crystals either. Made for a family get-together and the bowl I took home was licked clean. Made for the Photo Tag.
  2. Outstanding! I couldn't find the flavored coffee, so used regular, great flavor. Made for 4th of July and everyone raved about it. Made for Holiday tag. A real keeper.


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