Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu

A luscious taste treat for a special occasion! Plus, because it's a Recipe Makeover, it has far less calories and fat compared to traditional Tiramisu!

Per recipe: 250 calories and 13g fat.

Saves: 222 calories and 20g fat!

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Serves: 12 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 1 hr
Extra Time: 1 hr
(up to 24 hrs, for refrigeration)

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About this Recipe Makeover

A serving of restaurant Tiramisu can be as high as 1400 calories with 65g fat. Although home recipes may have fewer calories, they can still deliver a mouthful of calories, fat and saturated fat.

Strawberry Tiramisu uses a lower fat cheese and cream and omits the eggs. Fresh strawberries add color, nutrition and taste appeal!

Ingredients Convert to Metric Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 container (8 oz) frozen light whipped topping, defrosted
  • 1 cup strong coffee, at room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp coffee-flavored liqueur (optional)
  • 1 1/2 pint baskets California strawberries (18 oz total), stemmed and sliced
  • 24 ladyfingers, split in half
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 lb Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cup expresso coffee
  • 1/2 cup brandy liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 30 ladyfingers
  • 1 oz dark chocolate

Directions:

In large mixer bowl, beat Neufchatel cheese and powdered sugar until well blended. Gradually fold in whipped topping to blend.

In small bowl, combine coffee and liqueur, if desired. Line an 8 x 8-inch glass baking dish with enough ladyfinger halves to cover bottom; place rounded sides down. If necessary, cut ladyfingers to fit dish.

Spoon 1/3-cup coffee mixture evenly over ladyfingers. Top with one-third of the cheese mixture (about one cup) and spread evenly. Layer one-third of the strawberries (1 rounded cup) over cheese. Repeat layers two more times, ending with cheese and reserving remaining strawberries.

Cover and refrigerate tiramisu and reserved strawberries at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. To serve, remove cover; sift cocoa powder over top. Arrange reserved strawberries over cocoa. Serve immediately.

Thanks to California Strawberry Commission for the recipe and photo. California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved.