Layers of bourbon-soaked ladyfingers, cinnamon spiced mousse, and apple pie filling make up this Apple Pie Tiramisu. This no-bake apple pie is ideal for the autumn season.

Easy Apple Dessert Recipe

Calling all apple lovers!

It’s difficult for me to select a favorite among apple sweets. While my Apple Pie Lasagna is a strong contender, this Apple Pie Tiramisu may just outperform it.

Layers of bourbon-soaked ladyfingers, handmade apple pie filling, cinnamon spiced mousse, and whipped cream cap this delectable dessert.

Does it get any better than that?

What is Apple Tiramisu Made Of?

This Apple Dessert Recipe seems and tastes much more sophisticated than it is. Here are a few things to remember while you collect your supplies!

  • Apples I like to use Granny Smith apples since their acidic taste wonderfully balances out the richness of the dessert. You may also use Granny Smith and Gala apples, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Macintosh.
  • Lady Fingers- use the hard, crunchy ladyfingers that will soften after immersed in the liquid.
  • Mascarpone cheese or cream cheese If you can’t get mascarpone, cream cheese is a good substitute.
  • Bourbon, black rum, brandy, or wine will also work. Simply leave out the bourbon to make it alcohol-free.
  • This explosive combo of maple syrup, cinnamon, and brown sugar gives this dish its greatest taste. Apple pie spice is also called for in the recipe.
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding- this is for the mousse filling.

What Can I Substitute for Mascarpone Cheese?

While mascarpone cheese is a traditional ingredient in tiramisu, you may simply substitute cream cheese if that is what you have on hand. It will still taste great!

How to Make Apple Tiramisu

This delectable apple dessert requires no baking! Simply put together, chill, and serve!

  1. To make the apple filling, slice the apples into tiny pieces and drizzle with lemon juice. Stir in brown sugar, flour, maple syrup, and cinnamon until well combined. Cook until soft in a pot, adding water as required. Allow to cool fully.
  2. To make the pudding, put vanilla pudding, cinnamon, and apple pie spice in a mixing dish. Whisk until the pudding mix is dissolved, then place in the refrigerator to set.
  3. For the greatest results, chill a mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer. In a cool mixing basin, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form, then add the powdered sugar and continue to whip until firm peaks form. Put it aside for now.
  4. To make the mousse, beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth and free of lumps. Slowly whisk in the pudding until incorporated, then stir in half of the whipped cream until well blended.
  5. 4 cups apple pie filling. Rep all of the layers, then finish with the remaining whipped cream. Make the tiramisu: Using parchment paper, line a 9-inch baking dish. Mix up the milk and bourbon in a dish, then dip each ladyfinger into the mixture. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the ladyfingers on the bottom of the pan. Then, add half of the mousse and 1 1
  6. Chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving. Drizzle with more caramel and sprinkle with walnuts or toffee just before serving.

Recipe Tips and Notes

  • Cut the apples into comparable sizes. To ensure that the apples cook uniformly, slice them into comparable sizes. They should be around the size of a dime, in my opinion.
  • Quickly dip the ladyfingers. Ladyfingers absorb liquid rapidly, so submerge them immediately and then take them out. We don’t want them to get mushy and fall apart before being lined in the pan.
  • Remove the ladyfingers. If necessary, trim the ladyfingers to thoroughly cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Substitutions for the bourbon include any dark rum, brandy, or even wine. If you like, you may omit the alcohol totally.

Does Tiramisu Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes! Tiramisu will keep in the fridge for about 2-3 days.

And the good news is that it improves with age! While the flavors merge, the ladyfingers soften even more and take on a cake-like texture.

More Apple Recipes You’ll Love

  • Apple Blueberry Pie
  • Apple Monkey Bread
  • Mini Apple Pies
  • Apple Filled Cupcakes
  • Cinnamon Apple Bread


Apple Pie Tiramisu

  • Author:LEE
  • Prep Time:45 minutes
  • Chill Time:1 hour
  • Cook Time:15 minute
  • Total Time:2 hours
  • Yield:9-12 slices


Layers of bourbon-soaked ladyfingers, spiced mousse, apple pie spiced whip, and apple pie filling make up this Apple Pie Tiramisu.


For the Apple Filling

  • 3 Medium granny smith apples, finely diced
  • Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoonsLight brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoonAll-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon

For the Mousse:

  • 1 pkg (3.4oz) Instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Apple pie spice
  • 1 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cups Heavy whipping cream
  • cup Powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces room temperature cream cheese or mascarpone cheese

For the Tiramisu

  • 4 tablespoons Milk
  • 4 tablespoons Bourbon
  • 2 pkg (7oz) Ladyfingers
  • 1/4 cup Caramel sauce
  • Walnuts for garnish (optional)


For the Apple Filling

  1. Dice the apples into tiny pieces, approximately the size of a cent, and sprinkle with half a lemon. Stir to blend. Over the apples, sprinkle the brown sugar, flour, maple syrup, and cinnamon. To combine the components, stir them together.
  2. Cook the apples over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. If the mixture adheres to the pan, stir it periodically and add 1-2 tablespoons of water. Cook the apples until they are tender. Allow to cool fully.

For the Mousse:

  1. Whisk together vanilla pudding, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon apple pie spice in a medium-sized mixing basin. Whisk in the milk until the pudding mix is completely dissolved. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is stiff.
  2. Whip up the whipped cream. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the refrigerated bowl and beat on high speed with an electric mixer until firm peaks form. Continue beating on high speed until firm peaks form, then add the powdered sugar. Set aside the whipped cream.
  3. Blend the cream cheese for 2-3 minutes on medium-high speed, scraping down the bowl regularly. Slowly fold in the pudding and cream cheese, making sure there are no lumps in the cream cheese. Scrape the bowl on a regular basis. Next, carefully fold in half of the whipped cream until completely mixed.

To Assemble

  1. Using parchment paper, line the bottom of a 9x9x2 inch baking pan. Mix together the milk and bourbon in a small dish. Dip each ladyfinger in the liquid and arrange them on the pan’s bottom. Drizzle with caramel sauce to finish. If required, cut the ladyfingers to fit.
  2. Spread half of the mousse equally over the lady fingers. Spread 1 cup apple pie filling on the mousse, gently pushing it in.
  3. Rep the previous stages, dipping lady fingers in liquid to make the third layer and drizzling with caramel. Spread the remaining mousse and apple pie filling over the top. Finish with the leftover whipped cream on top of the tiramisu.
  4. Allow at least 1 hour to chill. Drizzle with the leftover caramel and top with walnuts or toffee just before serving.


  • Ladyfingers: Make careful you get crunchy ladyfingers rather than mushy ones. I get mine from Whole Foods.
  • Tiramisu will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. You may prepare up to 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Replace the bourbon with milk to make this dessert alcohol-free.
Nutrition Information:
1 slice
43.3 g
276.9 mg
16.8 g
58.8 g
2.6 g
5.8 g
75.7 mg


Why do Italians eat tiramisu?

According to the Tuscan history of Tiramisù, it was decided to bake a cake in honor of Cosimo III de’ Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. The Grand Duke was visiting Siena for a few days, which at the time was a fantastic cause to create a new dessert in his honor*.

Why is my tiramisu soggy at the bottom?

The mixture will also be runny if other liquid components are added first, or if the mascarpone has curdled (in which case water will separate from the cheese curds).

What can I use instead of alcohol in tiramisu?

The classic recipe calls for marsala wine, however brandy or black rum may be substituted. That is why some people are unsure if tiramisu is a cake or a trifle! Instead of booze, I used whipping cream (also known as heavy cream – dairy based) to prepare this tiramisu dish.

Why does tiramisu taste so good?

Layers of mascarpone and Italian custard have a delicate taste that contrasts with the darkly strong presence of espresso and the sharpness of cocoa powder. The term tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian, most likely alluding to the dish’s two stimulant components, espresso and chocolate.

What is the difference between Italian and American tiramisu?

Tiramisu is traditionally cooked using raw eggs in Italy. Because of the risk of salmonella, Tiramisu is often produced in America by tempering the egg yolks and replacing the egg whites with heavy whipping cream.

What does tiramisu mean in Italian slang?

What exactly is Tiramisu? Tiramisu literally means “pick me up” or “cheer me up” in Italian. As the name suggests, this is a classic Italian dessert eaten at the conclusion of the dinner to “cheer you up.”

Should you use soft or hard lady fingers for tiramisu?

Make your own or purchase your ladyfingers, but bear in mind that store-bought types may vary from soft and spongy (like angel food cake) to firm and crunchy (like biscotti). Both types will work here, although if using the softer version, use a thin dusting of espresso rather of a thorough plunge.

Does tiramisu taste better the next day?

If you can hold out any longer, your tiramisu will taste even better since the flavors will be effectively melded together: That strong coffee taste will permeate every mouthful that comes into contact with your lips. Wait a full day or 24 hours before serving tiramisu for the finest flavor.

Does tiramisu taste better overnight?

Tiramisu tastes much better when cooked ahead of time, allowing the flavors to combine! It may be stored in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. To freeze, properly prepare but do not sprinkle with cocoa powder. Freeze for up to 3 months, wrapped securely in plastic wrap and then tinfoil.

Does Olive Garden use alcohol in their tiramisu?

Is there alcohol in Olive Garden’s Tiramisu? Yes, chocolate liqueur (our favorite is Kahlua) is one of the components. According to Olive Garden’s dessert supplier, the majority of the alcohol is burned off during the baking process.

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