There is something magic about sinking your fork into that first soft, delicate, and creamy first bite of tiramisu. Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Raspberry Tiramisu is a bright and fruity take on the Italian classic.
I love creating new tiramisu recipes, such as my Gluten Free Raspberry Pistachio Tiramisu. It’s a dessert that always reminds me of traveling in Italy. This twist on the classic brings in bright and tart flavors that is the perfect way to cap off any meal.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
There’s no need to heat up the kitchen and turn on the oven with this creamy and luscious confection.
- Easy Process – With the exception of allowing your sugar, water, and orange slices to simmer to create a simple syrup, this dessert is all about assembly. No baking required!
- Accessible Ingredients – This recipe utilizes pantry staples like Gluten Free lady fingers and coconut cream.
- Meal Prep – Not only is this an ideal dessert to make ahead of time, it also gets better the longer it refrigerates, allowing all of the flavors to marry and the texture to soften.
- Balance of Flavors – If you’re looking for a dessert to make those with a sweet tooth and those who might not love all sweets happy, this is it. A little sweet, a little tangy and tart, and a little indulgent, it has it all.
While traditional tiramisu might use mascarpone cheese, this recipe uses Dairy Free cream cheese for that silky and decadent texture.
- Dairy Free Cream Cheese – This adds the creamy texture to the filling while also giving tang that balances the sweetness.
- Egg Yolks – The egg yolks give richness and a luxurious texture.
- Sugar – Sugar is used in both the cream cheese filling and also the orange simple syrup that the lady fingers are dipped in.
- Orange Liqueur – Use your favorite such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier. This gives a layer of orange flavor to the cream filling.
- Vanilla Extract – Make sure to use a high-quality vanilla extract. You will get more depth of flavor.
- Coconut Cream – You just need the cream portion from the can, not the liquid. You can place the can in the refrigerator to make it easier to separate.
- Gluten Free Lady Fingers – These light and airy cookies are soaked in an orange simple syrup softening while giving this dessert its structure and body.
- Dairy Free Whipped Cream – Use your favorite. You can either make your own with coconut whipping cream or use a frozen Dairy Free whipped topping.
- Orange – Orange slices infuse the simple syrup with its bright and sunny flavor.
- Water – Water is combined with sugar to create a simple syrup that the lady fingers are dipped into.
- Raspberries – Cheery and tart raspberries are layered in this tiramisu.
How to Make Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Raspberry Tiramisu
Unlike some recipes for tiramisu that have you create a double boiler to make a zabaglione, this recipe is almost no bake.
Time needed: 7 hours
Make sure you have the right size baking dish for this tiramisu. You want one that is 7×10 and at least 2″ deep.
add all of your ingredients for the cream layers of the tiramisu to a mixing bowl. Mix on high until it’s creamy, silky, and light.
- Simple Syrup
Add your water, sugar, and orange slices to a small stockpot over medium heat. Allow it to simmer for 20-25 minutes until it’s reduced and thickened slightly into a syrup. Remove the oranges and allow it to cool.
Dip half of your lady fingers into the orange simple syrup. Arrange them on the bottom of your baking dish. Pour half of the orange cream filling over the top. Add half of your raspberries. Repeat the process of dipping your lady fingers and adding the remaining orange cream. Top with whipped cream and the rest of your raspberries.
Cover your Tiramisu and allow it to chill for at least six hours. It can be prepared the day before.
The orange liqueur in this recipe can be replaced with freshly squeezed orange juice. Just taste to see if you need to adjust for additional sugar depending upon how sweet your orange is.
Top Tip for Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Raspberry Tiramisu
Tiramisu is all about texture. Make sure you allow your Dairy Free cream cheese to come to room temperature before mixing your orange filling. This will help ensure it’s silky and creamy.
When it comes to dipping the lady fingers you want to work fast, dipping down once and not allowing it to sit too long in the orange simple syrup. They will soften as the tiramisu sets in the refrigerator without becoming too soggy.
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 saucepan
- 1 7×10 baking dish, 2" deep
- 8 oz Dairy Free cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp orange liqueur
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 14 oz cream of coconut, just the cream portion, not the liquid
- zest of 1 orange
- juice of 1/2 orange
Orange Raspberry Tiramisu
- 1 pkg Gluten Free lady fingers
- 8 oz Dairy Free whipped cream
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 cups raspberries
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl. Mix on high until light and creamy.
Orange Raspberry Tiramisu
- Add the orange slices, water, and sugar to a saucepan on medium heat. Allow it to simmer for 20-25 minutes until it has reduced and thickened to more of a syrup like texture. Let cool to room temperature.
- To make your tiramisu, quickly dip half of the lady fingers into the orange simple syrup. Arrange them on the bottom of the baking dish.
- Spread half of the orange cream on top of the lady fingers.
- Sprinkle half of the raspberries over the top of the orange cream.
- Dip the remaining lady fingers in the orange simple syrup and arrange on top of the raspberry layer.
- Spread the remaining orange cream over the lady fingers.
- Spread the Dairy Free whipped cream over the top and top with the remaining raspberries.
- Cover and allow to refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.