The name is Italian for “pick me up.” We wanted a version that didn’t weigh us down.
Why This Recipe Works
Traditional tiramisù owes its superlative richness to a mixture of mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, and egg yolks. To make a healthier version with the same luscious texture, we use cottage cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, and low-fat cream cheese (aka neufchatel) for a filling that’s creamy and thick. Vanilla extract and dark rum flavor the lightly sweetened mixture. We soak the ladyfingers—already fairly figure-friendly—in a potent mixture of espresso and more dark rum and finish the whole thing off with a dusting of bittersweet cocoa powder.
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