Ultra-Light Tiramisu

By Elky Friedman

I had been dreaming of creating a lower calorie version of Tiramisu for a while. So take a moment to enjoy…and maybe can you keep it at only one serving?

Coffee Mixture:
2 tablespoons coffee
1 tablespoon Truvia*
1/3 cup warm water
¼ cup liqueur (amaretto or chocolate)

Cream Mixture:
2 packages diet sugar-free  instant vanilla pudding
2 (8-ounce) containers  reduced fat whipped cream cheese
8 ounces silken tofu
2 tablespoons Truvia**

For Assembling:
½ package Start Fresh
Whole Wheat Oil-Free
Vanilla Biscotti
Cinnamon, for sprinkling

1. Dissolve coffee and Truvia in the warm water. Add the liqueur. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, prepare the packages of instant vanilla pudding according to package directions. The pudding should be thick. Add cream cheese, tofu, and Truvia. Blend, using an electric hand mixer or blender. It should take on a nice, thick consistency.

3. To assemble, dip each biscotti in the liquid mixture, turning over once to cover all sides in the liquid. Place in a trifle bowl or mini serving cup. For the trifle bowl, you will have to place dipped biscotti all the way around before adding the cream layer. Alternate adding biscotti and cream layers, ending with cream. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.

4. Serve chilled. Refrigerate until serving. Can be made up to 3 days ahead if kept refrigerated.

Yield: serves 15
*or 2 tablespoons sugar (if you don’t use sweetener)
**or ¼ cup sugar
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