Specialty coffee makes a wonderful companion to serve with this recipe! Just sprinkle cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg or grated orange peel over the grounds in the coffee filter before brewing.
2/3 cup strong coffee
1/3 cup maple syrup
16 ladyfingers, split
3 oz reduced-fat cream cheese softened
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
12 oz whipped topping
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Combine coffee and 1/3 cup maple syrup in a small bowl; blend well. Spoon over ladyfingers.
Line bottom and sides of an 8 x 8-inch dish with ladyfingers.
Combine cream cheese, sour cream and 1\/2 cup maple syrup in a bowl. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
Spoon cream cheese mixture over ladyfingers. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Remove plastic; sift cocoa over top just before serving.
For a quick and easy substitution for 1 cup sour cream, try using an equal amount of plain, whole milk yogurt or 1 tablespoon lemon juice mixed with enough evaporated milk to make 1 cup.