A Healthier Tiramisu For You

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Jul. 31, 2013

The 'Tiramisu' is an extremely popular Italian dessert which literally means "pick-me-up". The name is apt considering the fact that it is simply irresistible.


Low fat, reduced sodium ladyfingers 15
Strong coffee 1 Cup (16 tbs) , freshly brewed (Superior quality)
Honey 2 Tablespoon
Fat free cream cheese 18 Ounce
Stevia powder 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla beans 2
Sweet sherry/Vin santo 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Orange 1 (zest and juice)
Sugar free dark chocolate 3 1/2 Ounce (best quality)



1. In the bowl,arrange the ladyfingers snugly in layers one on top of the other.

2. Sweeten the cup of coffee with stevia. Pour the coffee over the ladyfingers, making sure the top layer is completely covered — you'll see the coffee being sucked up by the ladyfinger.

3. While that's soaking, put the cream cheese into a bowl and whisk it up with the honey.

4. Score the vanilla beans lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the bowl of cream cheese. Continue whisking it and as you do so, drizzle in the vin santo or sherry. Get the mixture into a loose, shiny consistency. If it's still too thick you can use a little of the orange juice to loosen it before you squeeze the rest of the juice over the ladyfingers.

5. Layer the vanilla flavored cream cheese over the ladyfingers and either grate all the chocolate over it or make shavings using a knife or a peeler.

6. Sprinkle lightly with some finely grated orange zest and keep in the fridge until you're ready to serve.


7. Serve once the dessert is chilled and has set.


You may serve in individual cups topped with a walnut, pecan or cherry to add visual appeal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 331Calories from Fat 55

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 128 mg5.33%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 27 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet