Lemon Tiramisu

Lemon Tiramisu

Serves 6

Try this delicious yet simple alternative to the classic Tiramisu dessert. In place of coffee, this version features ladyfingers soaked in lemon liqueur and lemon juice. For an alcohol-free Tiramisu, replace the lemon liqueur with the juice of 2 more lemons, 1 teaspoon lemon oil and enough cold water to make 1 cup of soaking liquid. Taste and add some sugar if needed to reduced sourness.

  • 2 pounds part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 1/3 cup Italian lemon liqueur
  • 6 ounces (about 40) small ladyfinger cookies
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Mix together cheese, sugar, salt and lemon zest in a large bowl; set aside. Mix together lemon juice, lemon liqueur and 2 teaspoons cold water in a medium bowl; set aside. Working with one at a time, soak cookies in lemon liqueur mixture briefly, then arrange in the bottom of a large glass serving bowl. After covering the bottom, place the soaked cookies up the sides of the bowl, overlapping slightly if necessary to cover the bottom and sides of the bowl completely. Add all ricotta mixture to bowl and press down slightly with a spatula. Cover the top with the remaining soaked cookies, then cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Unmold tiramisu onto a large serving plate, or scoop directly from the bowl. Serve cold.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:440 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 150mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 24g sugar), 20g protein
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