California Prune Tiramisu with Prosecco

Makes: 6Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 10 minutes


  • 20 California Prunes
  • 300ml Prosecco
  • 250g Mascarpone
  • 180ml Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 12 Ladies fingers 80g
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder



  1. Place the California Prunes into a large shallow pan and cover with the Prosecco, before heating gently.
  2. Meanwhile whip the cream up to a soft peak in a mixing bowl with the vanilla, then fold in the mascarpone using a metal spoon (not a whisk) and set to one side.
  3. Once the California Prunes have swollen up and absorbed the Prosecco remove from the heat and divide into individual glasses.
  4. Break the ladies fingers up and sit on top of the California prunes.
  5. Top with the whipped cream and flatten with a pallet knife.
  6. Store in the fridge for 1 hour before dusting the top with cocoa powder and serving up.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.