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Blending mascarpone cheese with fat-free cream cheese is the key to this divine tiramisu. The richness and flavor of the mascarpone cheese still shines through but with less saturated fat and fewer calories than traditional recipes. We used gluten-free ladyfingers so that everyone could enjoy this decadent dessert.
Serves 9 (serving size: 1 piece)


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1 cup espresso or strong brewed coffee
2 tablespoons Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur)
12 ounces fat-free cream cheese (about 1 1/2 cups), softened
4 ounces mascarpone cheese (about 1/2 cup), softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1/2 ounce bittersweet chocolate


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 6 Hours, 10 Minutes

1. Place espresso and Kahlúa in a medium bowl, stirring to combine.

2. Place cream cheese and mascarpone in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons espresso mixture, and vanilla; beat with a mixer until blended. Fold in half of whipped topping, stirring just until combined. Repeat with remaining whipped topping.

3. Dip 12 ladyfingers in espresso mixture for 2 to 3 seconds each; place in an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Top with half of cheese mixture, spreading evenly over ladyfingers. Top with 12 ladyfingers. Brush top of ladyfingers with remaining espresso mixture. Spread remaining cheese mixture over ladyfingers; cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours. Grate chocolate over top.

Created date

October 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 282
Fat 8.6 g
Satfat 4.3 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 9.4 g
Carbohydrate 39.2 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 331 mg
Calcium 180 mg