Aug 22, 2011

Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu

I discovered this amazing dessert while pregnant with Mr. E. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and had to follow a strict carbohydrate controlled diet. I am addicted to sweets, so I spent the last three months of my pregnancy searching for yummy {healthier} treats. This dessert has less sugar by using a Splenda substitute and still tastes wonderful! {I could shovel in just the lemon cream the spoonful in a quiet corner.} Three years later, Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu is highly requested for family gatherings.

This recipe is adapted from TLC Cooking, which uses an 11x7 inch pan. My recipe below uses a 9x13 inch pan. Be sure to visit the recipe link for nutritional information.

Let's get started!

3 packages (3 oz each) ladyfingers {found in the bakery/bread aisle}
1 pint fresh raspberries OR frozen, unsweetened raspberries

Lemon Cream Layer:
2 packages {8oz each} fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/4 + 1 Tbsp Splenda for baking
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup water
1 package {4-serving size} sugar-free lemon flavored gelatin
4 cups thawed cool whip {fat free or light}

Fruit Layer:
1 - 12 oz jar sugar free strawberry OR red raspberry preserves
1/3 cup water
2 Tbsp Marsala wine

1. Start by making the lemon cream filling. Combine cream cheese, sugar substitute and vanilla in large mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer at high speed until smooth; set aside.

2. Combine water and gelatin in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30- 60 seconds or until water is boiling and gelatin is dissolved. Cool slightly.

3. Add gelatin mixture to cream cheese mixture; beat 1 minute. Add whipped topping; beat 1 minute more, scraping sides of bowl. Set aside.

4. Whisk together preserves, water and marsala in small bowl until well blended. Spread 1/2 to 1 cup preserves mixture evenly over bottom of 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

5. Arrange one layer of ladyfingers {using 1.5 packages} over the fruit mixture base.

6. Spread half of lemon cream mixture evenly over ladyfingers.

7. Sprinkle raspberries evenly over cheese mixture.

8. Top with remaining ladyfingers.

9. Spread remaining preserves mixture over ladyfingers.

10. Top with remaining lemon cream mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish as desired.

 ENJOY this lovely {and slightly healthier} dessert!

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  1. These look super delicious and refreshing. I love the flavor combination!

  2. Mmmmm, this looks fabulous!!! Thank you!

  3. This has my mouth watering... I cannot WAIT to try it!

  4. Oh man, this looks amazing. Great blend of flavors. Thanks for linking up to Fat Camp Friday. Hope you enjoyed your weekend, see you next time!

  5. Happy Monday! I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. You were featured this week!

    The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

  6. Looks & sounds super tasty. Would love for you to link this to my next Craftastic Monday Party:)

  7. Um....YUM!!! My family would love this! Thanks for sharing!

    The Late, Young Family

  8. Oooohhhh, bookmarked this recipe...THANKS!!

    Deborah (happily visiting from

  9. Oh this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  10. This looks so yummy! Nice to know that it's a bit healthier too! Thanks for sharing it...

  11. Yummy - I am so going to make this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Wow that looks amazing, and what good news that it is low carbs. I'm on a new low carb diet myself so this is great news. I'm going to pin it for my records.

  13. just a note to let you know that i am featuring your tiramisu on fridays unfolded this week!


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  15. This looks so Good! I will have to try this some day.

  16. What a lovely recipe! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at BC Good Life Wednesdays.

  17. drool! i am licking my lips!


  18. Oooh, SO delicious!! Definitely on my to-do list!
    You are featured at today's {nifty thrifty sunday} linky party!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  19. This looks amazingly good!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!


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