Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Dessert: Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu!

In preparation for an evening of sister bonding, girl talk, and lots of laughs, I decided to try out a new recipe I found on Pinterest, a Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu! Sounds amazing right?

Here's what you will need to treat yourself to this scrumptious summer dessert!  

1-2 lemons
3 3/4 cups blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons water
17.6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt
5 ounces ladyfingers
1 sprig mint, for garnish (optional)

To begin, grate 1 1/2 teaspoons  of lemon zest, and squeeze 1/4 cup of juice, then set aside.
Next, in a medium saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon water. Heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until blueberries soften and juices thicken.  Make sure you stir the pot every now and then!

 Once you have a beautifully vibrant blue saucy juice, transfer cooked berries into a medium bowl and stir in 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries.
To prepare the lemon syrup combine 1/4 cup sugar and remaining 3 tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe bowl and pop it in the microwave for a minute. Then, stir in 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest.

Now it's time to mix the yogurt, a 1/4 cup sugar,  1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest. 

*Make sure you taste your mixture to see if you like the sweetness and lemon combination.*

Finally, in an 8-inch square baking dish, arrange half of the ladyfingers, then brush with half of the lemon syrup. 

 Go ahead and spoon the blueberry mixture over the ladyfingers, then arrange the remaining ladyfingers over the blueberries and brush with the remaining lemon syrup.

Finally, you can spread the yogurt mixture on and cover your delicious dessert as you patiently refrigerate it overnight! 
Once it's set, add fresh blueberries and scoop out a heaping spoonful for you and your guests! 

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