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Homemade Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert Recipe

Homemade Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 274 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (23g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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