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HG’s Tremendous Tiramisu!
HG’s Tremendous Tiramisu!

Tirami-DO!

Tiramisu is one of those things that tastes different wherever you get it.   But no matter where you go and who makes it, one thing is pretty much guaranteed...the stuff is PACKED with fat and calories.  That is, unless you have HG whippin' some up for you in the kitchen.  Who says this fluffy, creamy, cocoa-rific creation can’t be enjoyed without breaking the calorie-bank? Um, people who don't know about HG's Tremendous Tiramisu, that's who!  Our rockin' recipe could easily serve two, but we calculated the nutritionals below for the entire dessert, just to make it a fair fight.  HG Tip:  For a truly authentic tiramisu, add one ounce of rum to the espresso or coffee.  Just don’t forget to add about 60 calories to the nutritionals.

 

Ingredients:

8 Trader Joe’s Soft Lady Fingers OR 6 Specialty Bakers Ladyfingers*

1/2 cup cooled, strong-brewed, flavored coffee (or espresso); sweetened w/ Splenda or other no-cal sweetener

1/4 cup light ricotta cheese (not part-skim, light)

2 tbsp. Cool Whip Free 

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. Splenda

1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions:
Begin by lining up half of the ladyfingers next to each other on a serving dish.  Drizzle cooled coffee over ladyfingers until desired saturation is reached.  In a bowl, combine cheese, Splenda, Cool Whip and vanilla, and mix well.  Spread half of this mixture on top of ladyfingers and top with half of the cocoa.  Next, layer remaining ladyfingers on top of dish.  Again, cover with coffee.  Spread remaining cheese mixture on top.  Lastly, sprinkle cocoa over dish.  Best when eaten immediately. Serves one or two, depending on how hungry you are.


Serving Size: Entire humungous dessert!

Calories: 260

Fat: 5.5g

Sodium: 133mg

Carbs: 42g

Fiber: 2g 

Sugars: 27g

Protein: 9g

 

*5 Points



Macaroni Grill’s Tiramisu
Macaroni Grill’s Tiramisu

Terror-misu!
Do not adjust your computer screens; the nutritional information below is real.  Even we did a double take when we learned how ridiculously fat and calorie-infested Macaroni Grill’s Tiramisu is (and we see these things all the time). Tiramisu may be Italian for “pick me up" --  but those numbers are a total downer.  We do love this layered, spongy dessert -- but not nearly enough to wipe out an entire day’s worth of calories on it.  Steer clear of this cake-tastrophe at all costs.  Eeeks!

Serving Size: 1 dessert

Calories: 1,440

Fat: 65g

Sodium: 550mg

Carbs: 177g

Fiber: 0g 

Sugars: n/a

Protein: 27g

 

*34 Points!



 

*Trader Joe’s Soft Lady Fingers can be found at Trader Joe’s locations.  Specialty Bakers Ladyfingers are available in the bakery section or bread aisle of most supermarkets.  Similar products can be substituted; nutritional info will vary accordingly.      

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