Laughing, Planning, Spying, and Pumpkin Tiramisu

Intriguing title, no? Well, the girls got together to plan our upcoming weekend away. And nothing aids in planning like apple muffins, pumpkin tiramisu, and coffee.

November is D-day for our girls weekend, and we couldn't be more excited to get away to the Laurel Mountains for a few days. We planned our meals, (lasagna, soup, sausage souffle, and dinner out!)

We planned our field trips, (art festival at the lodge and Ligonier for shopping!)

And our crafts, (fabric flowers, a scrunchy scarves, pumpkin jars, button bracelets, and sugar cookies!)

Finally, we assigned everyone to bring their favorite cocktail and video to share. Do you think we have enough planned for our 2 days away?

After all that planning, there was plenty of time for picture taking

Some internet spying (seriously, who needs private detectives with Google around?)

And Pumpkin Tiramisu:

Someone twittered this recipe from BGH and I was in love...

Pumpkin Tiramisu


1/4 cup maple syrup
1 T. bourbon

Combine and set aside.

1/2 of a 15 oz. can of pumpkin
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
4 oz. mascarpone cheese, softened
1 T. powdered sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
3 oz. package lady fingers

**I assembled this recipe as instructed, but found it messy and ugly to lift out of the pan with plastic wrap, I'm going to give you instructions to layer it upside down so you can just turn it out onto a plate and get rid of the plastic wrap.**

Assemble your fillings:

Combine pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. In small mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1/4 cup sugar. Beat on med. speed to medium peaks. Fold into pumpkin mixture.

In another small bowl, combine mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar and beat on low speed. Gradually add 1/2 cup whipping cream until thickened (do not overbeat).

To assemble, line a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving long edges hanging over the sides.

Fill bottom of pan with the mascarpone cheese filling and smooth with spoon.

Spread half of the pumpkin mixture over the mascarpone and smooth with back of spoon.

Arrange 1/2 of the lady fingers in a single layer on top of filling and drizzle with half the maple syrup/bourbon mixture.

Spread remaining pumpkin filling on top of lady fingers.

Add another layer of the remaining lady fingers and drizzle with remaining syrup.

Fold long edges of plastic wrap over the top to seal and place in fridge for 8 - 24 hours.

Turn out onto serving platter, sprinkle with nutmeg, then slice and serve to giggling girlfriends with coffee.



  1. THAT sounds amazing...even at 6 am!!! We are having a girls' weekend next weekend...but yours in a cabin, crafting sounds like a blast!

  2. I think we need 6 or 7 more activites!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day! I love a good girls weekend and this sounds like it will be full of great things to do with great friends ~ have fun.

  4. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog this morning. I can't wait to hear more about your trip to Paris. I instantly loved your blog too. Too funny!



  5. Looks like it will be a fun weekend! Pumpkin Tiramisu sounds divine!

  6. How much fun!! And that dessert looks yummy!

  7. I love girls weekends! Hope you have a blast! Thanks for the recipe.

    pk @ Room Remix

  8. I can't wait! The pumpkin tiramisu was delicious!

  9. Oh, that sounds so fun! Could you post instructions for your crafts? They sound great, too!

  10. Mmmmm. I love pumpkin. And no coffee. I don't like coffee.

  11. Looks like you girls had a great time and the Tiramisu looks DEVINE and to die for - it has fast become one of my FAVORITE desserts when we go out to dinner somewhere! Thanks for sharing the recipe - what could be better than Pumpkin AND Tiramisu together? Nothing in my book! HA! :o)

  12. Tiramisu of any kind is my favorite dessert!

    Sounds like a great time and a fun getaway ahead! Enjoy!

  13. I too, love the pumpkin tiramisu. I must arrange a date!

  14. I have never heard of pumpkin tiramisu - sounds absolutely divine! I can't wait to try this!

  15. That recipe looks so delicious!

  16. Your girls' weekend sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun.

  17. Such a great time!
    Just when I thought Tiramisu could not get any better...

  18. Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend getaway planned!

    I'm absolutely going to try that pumpkin tiramisu - sounds delicious!

  19. ummm....I just don't think we'll sleep at all....we'll just keep eating and keep crafting!! Yeah for us!!! Can't WAIT for our weekend Smackdown!

  20. I can't wait to try the tiramisu. Scott LOVES pumpkin pie. If I make this, he may just have a foodgasm!


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