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Homemade Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert

 Homemade Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert
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.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling


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


  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and sugar in water; stir until
  • completely dissolved. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 45
  • minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Homemade Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert (continued)

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.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.