Strawberry Shortcake Tiramisu

serves 6

4 egg yolks
¼ cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon (divided)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup heavy whipping cream
pinch salt
18 lady fingers
2 cups strawberries
¼ cup orange juice
prepared whipped cream
strawberry syrup (this homemade recipe or your favorite store bought)

Slice strawberries and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.  Stir to combine and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine egg yolks and sugar.  Mix on medium until sugar and egg mixture is light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.  Add salt, whipping cream and cream cheese.  Whip until mixture is thick and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour orange juice into a wide bowl.

Once cream is done, layer your dessert in a trifle dish.  Dip ladyfingers, one at a time into orange juice and crumble into the bottom of the trifle dish.  Each dish will get 1 ½ lady fingers on the first layer.  Add a heaping ¼ of cream to each trifle dish.  Divide ½ of strawberries amongst trifle dishes.  Repeat.

Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of strawberry syrup.  Serve and enjoy.

COOK'S NOTE:  If you want to 'spice' things up a bit, you can swap Grand Marnier orange liqueur for the orange juice.

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