This Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu is a delicious combination of a classic Italian dessert with the warming Autumn spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg!
I’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest, but it’s been on my list of places to visit for quite a while now. Some of my favorite bloggers live in that area, and the scenery and settings sound like somewhere I need to visit. ASAP. The only problem for us East Coasters is that we can pretty much get to Europe for about the same effort as getting out to the West Coast. And, well, Europe!
But after hearing about the West Coast Pumpkin Regatta, I might just need to head out and see this one for myself. Heck, I might even have to try this one out for myself! Bucket list item: paddling a giant pumpkin across a lake in Oregon. So what is the West Coast Pumpkin Regatta? I saw a clip on our morning news about this last year, and I had to go investigate a bit more. Apparently folks climb inside giant, hollowed out pumpkins. The objective is to row the pumpkin across the lake faster than the other crazy folks next to you. Oh, and everyone wears costumes. Someone dressed as the tooth fairy rowing a giant pumpkin across a lake? It happens.
Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu
Speaking of baking with pumpkin, I recently whipped up this fun Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu. Now I know my Italian readers might cringe at the thought of contaminating tiramisu with the flavors of pumpkin spice…but just hear me out! The warming spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg go so well in so many different recipes, so why not try it in tiramisu, too? The result was a creamy, delicious intersection between one of my favorite Italian desserts and some of my favorite baking spices. Yum!
For this Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu, I started with my go-to tiramisu recipe and added in some canned pumpkin along with pumpkin pie spice. I was a little skeptical about how the coffee flavor would go with the pumpkin spice filling, but it worked! After all, I do enjoy a good mug of pumpkin spice coffee on a crisp Autumn morning.
Tiramisu was one of the first ‘fancy’ desserts that I ever learned how to make. After studying in Italy during college, I came back and recreated several recipes at home for my family. There was a really dense gnocchi. (I’ve since learned the trick to making better gnocchi.) There was cappuccino. (To this day, my Mom still requests a cappuccino whenever she visits). And there was tiramisu. (I remember my Mom teaching me how to whip egg whites…by hand. My arm still hurts, and that was about 20 years ago.)
If you’re looking for a fun way to embrace the flavors of Fall, then I highly recommend a batch of this Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu! Oh, and if you try this recipe out, take a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) or come back and leave a comment. Cheers, friends!
Looking for more tiramisu desserts? Check out these recipes:
Coffee Ice Cream (ok, so that’s not tiramisu…but I love coffee-flavored desserts!)