Desserts: Cold Desserts: 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!

Author: California Strawberry Commission for the recipe and photo. California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved.
Date: August 14, 2012

Serves: 12 person(s)

Preparation Time: 1 hrs
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 1 hrs (up to 24 hrs, for refrigeration)

Ingredients:

    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!
  Recipe Makeover

    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

  Traditional Recipe

    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.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:250 cals472 cals
Kilojoules:1,047 kJ1,976 kJ
Fat13.0 g33.0 g
Carbohydrates28.0 g29.0 g
Protein7.0 g12.0 g
Cholesterol105.0 mg359.0 mg
Sodium200 mg131 mg
Saturated Fat5.0 g18.0 g
Fiber1.0 g0.9 g
Calcium46.0 mg92.0 mg
Total Sugars17.5 g15.0 g

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