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


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.