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.
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
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.