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Lemon Raspberry Tiramisù

Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu

Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu

Tiramisu, which literally means "pick me up," is a popular Italian dessert. This variation, which features raspberries rather than coffee and chocolate, is the perfect ending to a special meal.


Makes 12 servings


2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, softened
6 packets sugar substitute or equivalent of 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup water
1 package (4-serving size) sugar-free lemon-flavored gelatin
2 cups thawed frozen fat-free nondairy whipped topping
1/2 cup all-fruit red raspberry preserves
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons marsala wine
2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers
1 pint fresh raspberries or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed


  1. Combine cream cheese, sugar substitute and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at high speed until smooth; set aside.
  2. Combine water and gelatin in small microwavable bowl; microwave on HIGH 30 seconds to 1 minute or until water is boiling and gelatin is dissolved. Cool slightly.
  3. Add gelatin mixture to cheese mixture; beat 1 minute. Add whipped topping; beat 1 minute more, scraping side of bowl. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together preserves, water and marsala in small bowl until well blended. Reserve 2 tablespoons of preserves mixture; set aside. Spread 1/3 cup preserves mixture evenly over bottom of 11X7-inch glass baking dish.
  5. Split ladyfingers in half; place half in bottom of baking dish. Spread half of cheese mixture evenly over ladyfingers; sprinkle 1 cup raspberries evenly over cheese mixture. Top with remaining ladyfingers; spread remaining preserves mixture over ladyfingers. Top with remaining cheese mixture. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours. Drizzle with reserved 2 tablespoons preserves mixture and sprinkle with remaining raspberries before serving. Garnish as desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice Tiramisu (1/12 of total recipe) without garnish
Sodium 272 mg
Protein 7 g
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 1 g
Calories from Fat 9 %
Calories 158

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2

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