This quick dessert is delicious and takes almost no time to prepare.
- Total Time:
- Servings: 6
Source: Everyday Food, March 2005
- 3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
- 1 bar (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) soft ladyfingers
- Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
In a medium bowl, mix espresso powder with 3 tablespoons boiling water until dissolved. Add 1 1/2 cups cold water; set aside.
With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with heavy cream and sugar until light and fluffy.
Spread a few tablespoons of cream-cheese mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart serving dish. Separate ladyfingers. One by one, dip a third of ladyfingers in espresso, then arrange in bottom of dish. Spread with a third of cream-cheese mixture. Repeat twice with remaining ladyfingers, espresso, and cream-cheese mixture (can be refrigerated, covered, up to 1 day).
Dust with cocoa just before serving.