Spiced cherry tiramisu

Written by Masterchef finalist Callum Hann, and accredited dietitian Themis Chryssidis

From Sprout Cooking School & Health Studio

Posted: Jan 05 2022

Leftover cherries? Make the most of cherry season with this delicious dessert recipe from our friends at Sprout.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • 400g cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ⅔ cup mascarpone
  • ⅔ cup reduced-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean extract
  • 8 sponge finger biscuits
  • 200ml espresso coffee
  • 20g dark chocolate, grated


  1. Combine cherries, cinnamon quill, star anise, brown sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until cherries have slightly softened. Set aside to cool.
  2. Fold together mascarpone, yoghurt and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  3. To construct the tiramisu, dip half the biscuits into the coffee and place in the bottom of four small glasses to create a full layer. Spoon over a layer of cherries and mascarpone mixture. Repeat biscuit, cherry and mascarpone layers.
  4. Sprinkle over grated chocolate prior to serving.

Cooking Tip: Tiramisu is the perfect dessert for entertaining! It can be made in advance, and in fact gets even more flavoursome if left to sit in the fridge until your guests arrive.

Nutrition Tip: Cherries are packed with nutrients. They offer fibre, vitamin C and are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which promote overall good health.

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Posted: Jan 05 2022


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