Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I live in a very small town - not only can I not FIND mascarpone, on the few occasions I've asked for it, all I've gotten in response are puzzled looks. When I found this recipe from Good Housekeeping, I was thrilled. Well, it's not tiramisu by a long shot ... but it's pretty good anyway. Cooking time is passive refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In small bowl, with rubber spatula, mix coffee and vanilla yogurts. Place large paper coffee filter in small metal strainer set over small bowl. Spoon yogurt mixture into coffee filter; place in refrigerator. Let yogurt mixture stand 2 hours (whey will drip into bowl and yogurt will be slightly thickened).
  2. Remove yogurt mixture from refrigerator and discard liquid in bowl. Spoon yogurt mixture into bowl; stir in whipped cream cheese and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar until well blended. Set aside.
  3. Separate ladyfingers into halves. Cut each half crosswise in half and place in jelly-roll pan. In small bowl, stir together coffee-flavor liqueur, instant espresso-coffee powder, 1/4 cup hot tap water, and 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar (if not using coffee-flavor liqueur, increase hot tap water to 1/3 cup and espresso-coffee powder to 1 tablespoon). Brush ladyfingers on both sides with espresso mixture.
  4. In each of six 8-ounce parfait glasses, layer 4 pieces of ladyfinger, 1 scant tablespoon crushed amaretti cookies, 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture, and 1 heaping tablespoon whipped topping. Repeat layering one more time. Sprinkle with cocoa if you like. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

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