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Homemade Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert Recipe
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Homemade Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert Recipe

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I have many fond memories of visiting the farm and watching my mother-in-law make this pretty dessert for her bridge parties. It's a delicious and light finale to any luncheon or dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ladyfingers
  • Lemon peel strips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 274 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and sugar in water; stir until completely dissolved. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 45 minutes.
  2. Beat in cream and extract until cream mixture mounds slightly, about 10 minutes. Fold in lemon peel. Split ladyfingers and arrange upright around the edge of a 2-1/2-qt. serving bowl (about 8-in. diameter). Set aside any unused ladyfingers for garnish or another use.
  3. Pour cream mixture into bowl. Garnish with remaining ladyfingers and lemon peel strips if desired. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert in Country Extra May 1998, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 274 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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