Miss Gail Cooks with Tea: Pumpkin Chai Tiramisu

By request, Gentle Reader (and because you know me and tea… why not cook with it?)

Here is my Pumpkin Chai Tiramisu recipe!

Pumpkin Chai Tiramisu Recipe Free From Gail Carriger

I’m thinking of having Lovejoy cook this in one of the San Andreas Shifter books. I have already posted Isaac’s open faced omelet which is in The Omega Objection.

Pumpkin Chai Tiramisu

2 teaspoons Powdered Milk
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 tablespoons Chai Latte Powder (pre-sweetened)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon + more to sprinkle (other spices if you like)
12-20 Lady’s Fingers (depending on your dish + preferred proportions)
Trifle or other medium-sized display dish
*** Everything Below Should be CHILLED VERY COLD*** 
4 Bags Chai (UNSWEETENED) mixed with 1 cup boiling water  + 2 tablespoons rum (optional)
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 lb Mascarpone (1 tub)
1/2 cup Pumpkin Pie Filling (canned or homemade) just CHILL IT
Pumpkin Chai Tiramisu free recipe
(takes 1/2 hour to assemble)
  1. Check layering in the dish with dry lady’s fingers so you know how many layers you’ll be doing (2 0r 3)
  2. In large mixing bowl, whip cream into very stiff peaks
  3. Whip in vanilla + powdered milk, put aside
  4.  In small mixing bowl, mix mascarpone + pie filling until blended
  5. Mix in 3 tablespoons chai latter powder
  6. Fold mascarpone mixture into whipping cream, mix gently, can leave white swirls or not, to your taste, chill in fridge
  7. Using a shallow pan or Tupperware roll the lady’s fingers in the chai/rum three quick full rotations (you might not use all the liquid)
  8. Place 6-10 fingers in a single layer at the bottom of your serving dish
  9. Put 1/3-1/2 of cream mixture (depending on your layering ratios) on top, smooth gently and sprinkle with cinnamon and chai latte powder (I use a tea wand for the chai)
  10. Layer lady’s fingers again, then cream, then sprinkle chai powder & cinnamon and any other spices you like (repeat again if you’re doing 3 layers)
Best if left to sit for at least 6 hours. With the stabilizing agents (from powdered milk + chai latte powder) this Tiramisu keeps really well for at least 24 hours. Serves 6-12 depending.
As a GF option you can make just the cheese filling sprinkled with spices and serve with gluten free ginger snaps, gram crackers or other spice cookies as a “sweet dip.” Also makes a wonderful frosting.
Pumpkin Chai Tiramisu Full Assembled

Here’s a cocktail to go with it… 

And just for fun, Soulless pumpkins!

Yours (destined to die from trying new foods… but what a way to go),

Miss Gail

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One Response

  1. Rhiannon Lynn said:

    I ought to send this to my sister…or my brother; he likes new food ideas.

    Maybe he’d want it at his wedding!

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