A Tiramisu Takeover: Recipe Makeover

Photo by: Randy Mayor
Tiramisu

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup ground dark roast coffee
1/2 cup sugar, divided
3 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons Kahlúa (coffee-flavored

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Photo by: Randy Mayor
Tiramisu

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup ground dark roast coffee
1/2 cup sugar, divided
3 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur), divided
5 large egg whites
2 tablespoons water
8 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
2 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
24 crisp savoiardi ladyfingers (1 [7-ounce] package)
3/4 ounce bittersweet chocolate, finely grated

Preparation

1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil, and remove from heat. Add coffee; cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

2. Combine 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolks, and 1 tablespoon Kahlúa in the top of a double boiler, stirring well with a whisk. Cook over simmering water, whisking constantly, until thick and candy thermometer registers 160° (about 9 minutes). Remove from heat; refrigerate 10 minutes.

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Wed, Feb 27, 2013 12:20 PM EST

We cut fat by 75% and calories by half, but our version of the creamy-coffee-choco classic is still divine. | Sidney Fry, MS, RD, Cooking Light

Chances are good that you've had a moment with the fully loaded version of this elegant, espresso-soaked sponge cake dessert, which is enveloped in rich layers of buttery mascarpone and sweetened whipped cream. And if you haven't, well, we suggest you do... by trying our made-over version.

Classic
577 calories per serving
42 grams total fat
23 grams saturated fat

Makeover
234 calories per serving
10.6 grams total fat
5.2 grams saturated fat

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