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Berry Tiramisu from Holly Clegg

Try serving this fabulous favorite featuring berries laced with ladyfinger and raspberry jam with an orange cream cheese filling in individual glasses for another serving option. You may always substitute your favorite seasonal berry combination may be substituted.  
 
Makes 16 servings

INGREDIENTS

2/3 cup seedless sugar-free raspberry preserves
1/4 cup orange liqueur or orange juice, depending on taste
6 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 (8-ounce) container free fat free whipped topping, thawed
2 (3-ounce) packages ladyfingers, split in half (24)
1/2 cup raspberries
1 cup strawberries, stemmed and sliced


PROCEDURE

  •   In small bowl, mix together raspberry jam and orange liqueur.  
  • In mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, sugar vanilla until light. Stir in orange rind.  Mix in whipped topping reserving, 1/2 cup for topping.  
  • Line bottom of an oblong 2-quart dish with half of split ladyfingers. Layer with half of jam mixture, half cream cheese layer, top with half of raspberries and strawberries.  Repeat layers with remaining ladyfingers, jam and cream cheese layer.  
  • Carefully top with thin layer of remaining whipped topping.  Top with remaining raspberries and strawberries.  Cover, refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Terrific Tidbit: Instead of fresh orange zest, you can use dried orange peel, found in the spice aisle of the supermarket. The orange zest really enhances the orange flavor.

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