Light Tiramisu Cups

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Tiramisu Cups

These creamy, very flavorful tiramisu cups are made with ricotta cheese and have all the wonderful flavors of the classic Italian dessert, minus the 3,000 calories.

Light Tiramisu Cups
 
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Recipe type: Dessert, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb
Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese (Organic Valley brand has a clean ingredients list)
  • 1 (8 oz) package neufchâtel cheese (or reduced-fat cream cheese), softened
  • ½ cup xylitol*
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Place the amaretto liqueur and espresso powder in a small bowl and mix with a fork, dissolving the espresso powder in the liqueur.
  2. Transfer the amaretto/espresso mixture and the cheeses to your food processor bowl. Add the xylitol. Process 2 minutes, stopping once to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula, until light, creamy and very smooth.
  3. Transfer to small individual serving dishes or espresso cups. Chill 2 hours.
  4. When ready to serve, dust with cocoa powder (dust through a strainer for light coverage).
Notes
*Why I believe xylitol and erythritol are safe; if you’re not convinced, replace with equal amounts of granulated sugar or coconut sugar. You can also try using honey or maple syrup, but then you would need to adjust the other liquids in this recipe.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 173; Total Fat: 11g; Carbohydrates: 4g; Sugars: 2g; Sodium: 139mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 6g

Tiramisu Cups