8 ounces Neufchâtel cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups (8 oz. container) reduced-fat nondairy whipped topping
24 (7 oz. package) ladyfingers
3/4 cup strong coffee
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons sliced blanched almonds (optional)
1. Beat together cream cheese and sugar in medium-size bowl until light and creamy, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in amaretto and vanilla.
2. Fold whipped topping into cream-cheese mixture.
3. Arrange half of ladyfingers in dish just large enough to hold them in one layer, such as a 9 x 9-inch casserole dish. Sprinkle with half the coffee. Top with half the cream-cheese mixture, spreading smooth. Sprinkle with half the cocoa. Arrange the remaining ladyfingers over cocoa. Sprinkle with remaining coffee. Top with remaining cream-cheese mixture, smoothing the top. Sprinkle with remaining cocoa.
4. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and sliced almonds.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Value Per Serving: (1 slice/1/8 of recipe)
16g fat (5g saturated)
Source: The Internet
Submitted By: Lynne Parrish
Date: September 13, 2003