Tiramisu with a Citrus Twist

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A blender can be used to process the cheese mixture, but it will not be quite as smooth.
9 servings


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1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cognac
1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese
1 (3.5-ounce) carton mascarpone cheese
1 1/2 cups hot water
5 teaspoons instant espresso or 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
24 ladyfingers (2 [3-ounce] packages)
1 cup orange sections (about 3 oranges), chopped and divided
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa


Place first 4 ingredients in food processor, and process until smooth; set aside.

Combine the hot water and espresso granules in a medium bowl. Split the ladyfingers in half lengthwise. Quickly dip 12 ladyfinger halves, flat sides down, into espresso, and place, dipped sides down, in the bottom of a 9 x 5-inch baking dish or 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Dip 12 more ladyfinger halves, flat sides down, into espresso; arrange, dipped sides down, on top of first layer. Spread half of cheese mixture evenly over ladyfinger halves; top with 1/2 cup orange sections. Repeat layers.

Cover tiramisu with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with cocoa. Top each serving with about 1 1/2 teaspoons Candied Orange Rind.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 179
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 6 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 2.1 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 4.8 g
Carbohydrate 30.9 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 182 mg
Calcium 110 mg