If you're a fan of the classic Italian dessert Tiramisu, try this quick, lower-calorie variation the next time you need a dessert in a hurry. Both types of ladyfingers--spongy and crunchy--work well.
nonfat ricotta cheese, (4 ounces)
ladyfingers, (about 1 3/4 ounces)
brewed espresso, or strong coffee, divided
bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Place 6 ladyfingers in a 9-by-5-inch (or similar size) loaf pan
. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons espresso (or coffee). Spread the ricotta mixture over the ladyfingers. Place another layer of ladyfingers over the ricotta and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons espresso (or coffee). Drizzle with melted chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
Tip: To melt chocolate
: Microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Or place in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.
Calories 107, Total Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 3 mg, Sodium 125 mg, Carbohydrate 18 g, Protein 3 g, Potassium 29 mg. Exchanges: Other Carbohydrate 1,Fat 0.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet