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Special Ladyfinger Dessert Recipe
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Special Ladyfinger Dessert Recipe

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Folks will swear you fussed over our Test Kitchen’s party-pretty dessert, but it couldn’t be much easier or quicker to whip up. Best of all, who’d believe such a sweet finish to the meal could be so light?
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 6 ladyfingers, split
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sugar strawberry preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 2 fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

3 pieces equals 178 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses and confectioners' sugar. Split ladyfingers; spread cheese mixture over top halves and preserves over bottom halves. Sandwich halves together. Dust with cocoa. Garnish with strawberries. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Special Ladyfinger Dessert in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p11

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