Beautiful dessert using a touch of marsala wine so it feels really decadent but I use low cal/ low fat ingredients for almost guilt free enjoyment. Feel free to use different berries if you like. Cook time is chill time. Hope you enjoy!
- 2 (8 ounce) packages fat free cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄4 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1 (1/3 ounce) box sugar-free lemon gelatin
- 2 cups fat-free cool whip, thawed
- 1⁄2 cup sugar-free raspberry jam
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons marsala wine
- 6 ounces ladyfingers, split
- 1 pint fresh raspberry (or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed)
- Combine water and gelatin in small microwavable bowl. microwave on high for 30-60 sec. until water is boiling and gelatin is dissolved. Cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, Splenda, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat until smooth.
- Add gelatin mixture to cheese mixture and beat for 1 minute.
- Add Cool Whip and beat 1 more minute, scraping sides of bowl. Set aside.
- Whisk together preserves, water and marsala until well blended.
- Reserve 2 tablespoons of preserves mixture and set aside.
- Spread 1/3 cup of preserves mixture evenly over bottom of 11x7 glass baking dish.
- Put half of split ladyfingers in bottom of dish.
- Spread half of cream cheese mixture over ladyfingers.
- Sprinkle 1 cup of berries over over cheese mixture.
- Top with remaining ladyfingers, then a layer of preserves mixture, then a layer of cream cheese mixture.
- Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Sprinkle with remaining berries and drizzle with reserved 2 tbs of preserves mixture before serving.
This is a beautiful dessert (that turned out like the photo!). I made to accompany lasagna. It is creamy and rich (but not "too" rich). A 9 inch square glass pan worked perfectly (and I just flipped my square layer of l. fingers right on top). I didn't have marsala so I used a pinch of sherry and orange juice. I used light Cool Whip, no fat cream cheese and reg. Jello). Definitely make the day before for the ladyfingers to meld with the filling! I gave a taste test a few hours later and I KNEW it needed the extra time. The lemon flavor is very subtle and next time I will add some freshly grated lemon peel. This is a great dessert and the prep time is really 15 min. Thanks Little Wing! Roxygirl
This was ok the first day, but it was pretty good the second. So I would suggest to make it a day ahead. Actually, let me make it 4 stars, because it is really simple to make, it's pretty and makes a good presentation piece also.
this dessert was very nice, I served it at a dinner party I catered, they all really enjoyed it, Thanks