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Tiramisu Custard

Indulge in this quintessential Italian dessert for only 101 calories.

Per serving: 101 calories, 6 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates (12 g sugar), 2 g fat, <1 g saturated fat, 43 mg cholesterol, trace fiber, 114 mg sodium 
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Yield: Serves 6


Tiramisu is the quintessential Italian dessert—but it’s also one of the heaviest, most calorie-laden desserts you’ll find on any restaurant menu. I’d given it up years ago after losing weight, but this custard does insanely well to mimic the flavors without leaving anything on your hips. Just remember to shake your can of evaporated milk before pouring it since, as it sits, the milk separates. - Chef Devin Alexander 

  • 1 large omega-3 egg
  • 2 tablespoons Marsala wine
  • 1 packet (0.25 ounce) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1⁄2 cup cold fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1⁄2 cup all-natural, low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1⁄3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder 


  1. In the jar of a blender, blend the egg, wine, gelatin, and espresso powder on high for 15 seconds. Turn off the blender and, using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides, then blend the ingredients for another 10 seconds. Let the mixture stand for a minute. Add the boiling water and immediately blend for 15 seconds, or until the gelatin is dissolved.

  2. Add the milk, ricotta, and sugar and continue blending for 1 minute, or until the mixture is smooth. 

  3. Divide the mixture evenly among six 3-1⁄2"-diameter (1⁄2-cup capacity) ramekins or decorative custard dishes. Cover each with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or until set. Dust the tops evenly with the cocoa powder. Serve immediately. 

Recipe credit: Recipe credit is: Reprinted from: [Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook](https://www.dietsinreview.com/diets/the-biggest-loser-flavors-of-the-world-cookbook/ "biggest loser flavors of the world cookbook" by Devin Alexander (c) 2011 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. The Biggest Loser (TM ) and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold.

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