Strawberry Tiramisù

Adapted from the California Strawberry Commission.

1½ cups heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp plus 3/4 cup powdered sugar
(2) 8-oz pkgs Neufchâtel cheese, softened
1 cup strong black coffee, room temperature
3 Tbsp coffee-flavored liqueur
24 ladyfingers, split in half
1½ lbs fresh strawberries, stemmed and sliced
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

In a large mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream and 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Set aside. In another large mixing bowl, beat Neufchâtel cheese and 3/4 cup powdered sugar until well blended. Gradually fold in whipped cream to blend.

In a small bowl, combine coffee and liqueur. Line an 8x8-inch glass baking dish with enough ladyfinger halves to cover the bottom; place rounded sides down. If necessary, cut ladyfingers to fit dish.

Spoon 1/3 cup coffee mixture evenly over ladyfingers. Top with one-third of the cheese mixture (about 1 cup), spread evenly. Layer one-third of the strawberries (1 rounded cup) over cheese. Repeat layers two more times, ending with cheese and reserving remaining strawberries.

Cover and refrigerate tiramisù and reserved strawberries at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours.

To serve, remove cover; sift cocoa powder over top. Arrange reserved strawberries over cocoa. Serve immediately.

Makes 12 servings

Per serving: 315 calories; 20g total fat; 12g saturated fat; 97mg cholesterol; 273mg sodium; 27g total carbohydrates; 6g protein;

Allergy Warning: Contains MilkContains EggsContains Wheat

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