Healthified Tiramisu Mini-Parfaits
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70% less saturated fat, 65% less fat, 37% fewer calories than the original recipe. This favorite dessert is loaded with all the taste minus the high fat and calories! Rich and delicious with a hint of the coffee and chocolate flavorings.
Serves: 8 servings
  • 4 ounce Neufchatel cream cheese softened, (1/3 less-fat)
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 container (6 oz.) Yoplait Original 99% Fat-free French Vanilla yogurt
  • ⅓ cup cold brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur (i.e. Kahlua)
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream (optional)
  • 1 package (3 oz.) soft ladyfingers, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 oz. semisweet baking chocolate, grated (1/4 cup)
  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in ricotta cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until creamy. Beat in yogurt until well blended.
  2. In a small bowl, mix espresso, liqueur, and Baileys Irish Creme.
  3. In 8 small parfait glasses or small dessert dishes, layer half of the ladyfingers, half of the espresso mixture and half of the cheese mixture. Sprinkle each with about ¾ teaspoon grated chocolate. Repeat layers.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top with a dollop of whip cream to serve.
  5. Store covered in refrigerator.
*Baileys Irish Cream is an optional ingredient adding richness to the parfait.

Instead of ladyfingers, you can use 4 cups of angel food cake cubes.

A sprinkle of baking cocoa in place of the chocolate on each layer is a nice substitute.

Recipe adapted from
Recipe by Pray Cook Blog at