Tiramisu

The favorite dessert of Italian restaurants can now be made in your own home with this easy Americanized version. Buon appetito!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons light rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
package (3 ounces) ladyfingers, (12 ladyfingers)
1/2
cup cold prepared espresso or strong coffee
2
teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1 Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in rum on low speed; set aside.
  • 2 Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture.
  • 3 Split ladyfingers horizontally in half. Arrange half of the ladyfingers, cut sides up, on bottom of ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 inches, or round pan, 9x1 1/2 inches. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the espresso over ladyfingers. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over ladyfingers.
  • 4 Arrange remaining ladyfingers, cut sides up, on cream cheese mixture. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup espresso. Spread with remaining cream cheese mixture.
  • 5 Sift or sprinkle cocoa over top. Cover and refrigerate about 4 hours or until filling is firm. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

For 9 grams of fat and 170 calories per serving, substitute reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) for the regular cream cheese. Substitute 2 cups frozen (thawed) reduced-fat whipped topping for the beaten whipping cream.

“Carry me up” is the translation for tiramisu, pronounced tir-ruh-mee-SOO. This rich Italian dessert is usually made with mascarpone, a buttery rich, slightly sweet and smooth Italian cream cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
160 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18 g
18 %
(Saturated Fat
11 g,
11 %
),
Cholesterol
60 mg
60 %;
Sodium
115 mg
115 %;
Total Carbohydrate
17 g
17 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.