I love this recipe, but I do make a significant modification. Instead of ladyfingers, I use madeleines (which I purchase at a bakery). I use 16 and cut them in half lengthwise. I make it a day ahead.
I made the mistake of allowing the lady fingers to soak up too much coffee/kahlua and so the end result came out mushy. Next time I will merely lightly dip them. The flavors were excellent and with this one change, I'm certain it will be a 5 star recipe.
I've been making this for years since it was first published, and it's one of my family's favorite desserts of all time. Amazing and simply delicious, especially in the hot summer months as a no-bake, cool dessert. Highly recommended, one of the few recipes from CL where I don't change a thing!
Made this for a lunch party earlier this week and everyone loved it. Most of us had seconds. I cut mine into sixteen servings so people could have two servings and not feel guilty. No one could believe this was from cooking light. Will definitely be making this again. My try a different liquor next time.
Made this yesterday for a dinner party and it was fantastic and so easy to make. You really do have to dip the lady fingers quickly or they fall apart. I barely got the first one out in tact. The amount of coffee is perfect - I soaked up the last bit of coffee Kahlua mixture with the last section of lady fingers. I used low fat cream cheese as I generally don't like non-fat products like that but next time I might try fat free. This may not have as much creamy filling as regular tiramisu but this is Cooking Light after all. This is a delicious, lighter, lower calorie version so shouldn't come as a surprise that some of the heaviest part of the dessert has been lightened up. I would say this recipe makes 9 servings vs 12. If you make 3 cuts each way in a square pan you get 9 fairly modest sized pieces. Overall a great dessert recipe that I'll definitely make again.
This is one of my all time favorite recipes. Plus no one can believe it is so low calorie. If you would like the cake a little more moist, just leave each lady finger in the coffee/kahlua mixture a little longer so it soaks up more liquid.
I've been making this recipe for years now and it's always a hit. I love the flavors! I'm Italian and have had many tiramisu's in my life, I like how lite this one is. This is my go to recipe.
SOOOOO Delicious! Absolutely worth a special occasion and you can make it the night before. I didn't change a thing for the recipe, it was perfect!
I was SO looking forward to this! It tasted good, but was all cake, with very little filling. I made it Friday night, with a friend coming for dinner Sat. Not knowing I was making tiramisu, he brought me some tiramisu another friend had made. Hers was so much better than mine! It was so creamy and almost fluffy, with about 3 times as much filling! I will make this again, but probably double the filling. Also, why do you make so much coffee, when you only need a little, so most of the coffee/Kahlua mixture is thrown away after dipping the ladyfingers? Minor point, but I'll cut back on that.