Breezy Lemon-Berry Dessert Recipe
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Breezy Lemon-Berry Dessert Recipe

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“I love the combination of berries and lemon, and wanted to come up with a light, refreshing and tasty dessert that used them both,” writes Anna Ginsberg of Austin, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ladyfingers, split
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated French vanilla nondairy creamer
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 3 cups mixed fresh berries
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 183 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Cut ladyfingers in half widthwise; arrange cut side down around the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Place remaining ladyfingers in the bottom of the pan (bottom will not be completely covered).
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, creamer and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir in gelatin mixture. Fold in 3 cups whipped topping.
  4. Spread 2 cups of filling evenly into prepared pan; top with mixed berries. Spread with remaining filling (filling will be higher than ladyfinger border). Cover and refrigerate for 5 hours or until set. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and the strawberries. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Breezy Lemon-Berry Dessert in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 183 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

How did you get the dessert to hold together? Mine fell apart it was like pudding? It did not mold. Please let me know

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

I made this recently for a Bridal shower. Wonderfully cool dessert on a hot summer day. I could not find lady fingers in my area so I substituted angel food cake slices. I also used s/f pudding. Everyone loved it, I will be adding this to my recipe box for when I'm looking for a quick dessert that's refreshing.

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2010

I love lemon so I was thrilled to make andenjoy it

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

I will make this dessert. The only thing I would do differently is use cooked pudding. I don't like the lack of smoothness derived by using instant puddings. I recognize the ease of them it's just a personal preference.

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

I, too, made homemade ladyfingers. They're impossible to find around here! The dessert was very good, even with the substitutions I had to make (s/f lemon pudding and regular creamer). Makes a lovely presentation, also!

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