These parfaitlike desserts can be assembled the day before the party and need no last-minute garnishes.Using low-fat and fat-free cream cheese will spare you a lot of extra calories from fat.


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke and Celine Chenoweth

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9 servings (serving size: 1 trifle)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine coffee and wine; set aside.

  • Place cheeses in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating until well blended.

  • Cut each ladyfinger crosswise into 3 pieces. Arrange 5 ladyfinger pieces into each of 9 wineglasses or small bowls; drizzle each serving with about 1 tablespoon coffee mixture. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each glass. Repeat layers once; sprinkle evenly with cocoa. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 4.3g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fiber 0.3g; cholesterol 62mg; iron 0.7mg; sodium 340mg; calcium 71mg.