A Tiramisu Takeover: Recipe Makeover

We cut fat by 75% and calories by half, but our version of the creamy-coffee-choco classic is still divine.

Lighter Tiramisu

Photo: Randy Mayor

Lighter Tiramisu

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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Lighter Layers Tip #1: Cream Cheese

Photo: Randy Mayor

Lighter Layers Tip #1: Cream Cheese

Mascarpone is a fresh Italian cheese that rivals butter in sat fat. We replace nearly all of it with 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, saving 160 calories and 10g sat fat per serving.

Lighter Layers Tip #2: Whipped Egg Whites

Photo: Randy Mayor

Lighter Layers Tip #2: Whipped Egg Whites

Sweetened with a touch of sugar, we fold these light and fluffy fat-free whites into our custard and save 7g of sat fat per serving over heavy whipped cream.

Lighter Layers Tip #3: Kahlua

Photo: Randy Mayor

Lighter Layers Tip #3: Kahlúa

We save 23 calories per serving with this full-flavored coffee liqueur. It packs a bittersweet punch that replaces sweet wine and extra sugar in the creamy custard.

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