Today I’m sharing one of my favorite gluten-free, refined sugar-free, healthy desserts with you – it ranks right up there with my Orange-Infused Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts, which says a lot.
I saw a recipe for blueberry tiramisu in the August edition of Good Housekeeping and was immediately determined to make it sugar-free and gluten-free. This is my kind of dessert because it’s got a little cake, lots of fruit, and is topped with greek yogurt instead of whipped cream. Absolutely delicious and easy on the waistline.
I wasn’t willing to stand in the kitchen and pipe ladyfingers. It just takes too long and there’s so much to wash afterward. So, I spent a couple of days figuring out how to make the perfect ladyfingers, sugar-free and gluten-free, with as little effort as possible.
I also bought fat-free, 2%, and whole milk greek yogurt to find out which one I liked the best. The fat free was way too tangy and not very pleasing at all. The 2% (Fage brand) and whole milk (Greek Gods brand) yogurts were so similar in taste – both had creamy, rich textures and a fresh, slightly tangy taste one expexts from yogurt. They’re both delicious. I used the 2% greek yougurt to top my tiramisu. (Please note: Using a regular yogurt in this recipe won’t work because it has too much water in it. You’d need to strain it first using cheese cloth or a coffee filter.)
I love the way the different textures play off of each other – the cake, some soaked with blueberries, some not. The sweet blueberry sauce itself has some berries that are cooked and some still fresh. And the creamy, slightly sweet, slightly tangy yogurt topping adds a level of sophistication you can’t get with whipped cream.
The best part about this dessert is that you can make it ahead of time, let it sit overnight, or even two days and it will still taste great. In fact, it tastes even better. I was worried that the cake might do the usual gluten-free dried out thing but it the blueberry sauce and the yogurt keep it moist.
For a gluten-free tiramisu with more traditional flavors, visit Carol at Simply…Gluten-Free!
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