Dessert Time!  Tired of paying $6 a slice for this in restaurants?  Try this - I swear it's just as good. This isn't classic tiramisu as it excludes rum, mascarpone cheese and eggs, but I really didn't miss them at all (especially the fat and calories). The coffee flavor was amazing! 

Source: Everyday Food
  • Prep Time20 minutes
  • Total Time20 minutes
  • Yield Serves 6 - 8
  • 1 1/2 cups of very strong coffee (I brewed 5 tablespoons of dark roast coffee with 1 3/4 cups of water)
  • 1 bar (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream 
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) soft ladyfingers (these can be, unfortunately, hard to find - I got mine at Trader Joe's) 
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  1. Make coffee; set aside to cool.  (I cheated and popped a few ice cubes in mine).  
  2. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with heavy cream and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Spread a few tablespoons of cream-cheese mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart serving dish. Separate ladyfingers. One by one, dip the ladyfingers in espresso until they just start to feel soft.   Don't over do it or you will end up with a soggy mess! Then arrange in bottom of dish. Spread with a third of cream-cheese mixture. Repeat twice with remaining ladyfingers, espresso, and cream-cheese mixture (can be refrigerated, covered, up to 1 day).
  4. Dust with cocoa just before serving. (To make this extra chocolaty, you could try dusting each layer with chocolate. 
And if you need some visual inspiration, here is an Italian chef making real Tiramisu:

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