Sunday, January 17, 2010


Healthy tiramisu doesn't seem like a reality. This recipe isn't exactly healthy, but it has far less fat and calories than the traditional recipe.

We enjoyed it as a birthday cake this weekend at a gathering of family where the majority was celebrating a January or February birthday.


2 cartons (8 oz. each) - OR 1-16 oz. carton - fat free or light dairy sour cream
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) reduced fat cream cheese (neufchatel), softened
2/3 cup sugar or Splenda
1/4 cup fat free milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup strong coffee
2 Tbl. coffee liqueur or strong coffee
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) ladyfingers, split
2 Tbl. sifted unsweetened cocoa powder

1. In a large bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, sugar, milk, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed till mixture is smooth.

2. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of coffee and coffee liqueur.

3. In a 9x13 glass pan arrange one package of the ladyfingers, cut sides up. Brush with 1/2 of the coffee mixture and spread with 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat with remaining ladyfingers, coffee mixture, and cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with two tablespoons cocoa powder. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving. (Can be stored covered in the refrigerator up to one day.) Makes 15 servings.

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