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Tiramisu with a Citrus Twist

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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Candied Orange Rind

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.