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Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert Recipe
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Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert Recipe

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We whipped up this rich and creamy treat just for your Easter dinner. Five ingredients and 20 minutes are all you need to make this impressive dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers, split
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 396 calories, 31 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Set aside 5 ladyfingers; line the sides and bottom of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan with remaining ladyfingers. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, beat cream cheese and curd until smooth; add sugar. Beat on medium for 1 minute. Fold in whipped cream. Spread half of cream cheese mixture into prepared pan. Arrange reserved ladyfingers in a spoke pattern over top. Spread with remaining cream cheese mixture. Cover and chill overnight. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p18

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"I've had this recipe saved with an over the top review by the poster. Wish I'd read these reviews before making. Definitely needs more lemon curd and less whipped cream. I'd make again with those changes. I'm taking it to a potluck tomorrow and will see what others think!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"I am giving this five stars even though I haven't made it yet. The other reviews say it is good, so it must be. I find the directions for the lady fingers confusing and am wondering why Taste of Home hasn't responded to these questions. Do you look at the feedback on these recipes?"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"SOLUTION TO CRUNCHY LADYFINGERS TO STAND UP: First using stick of butter grease pan. Place in freezer 5 to 10 min. Dab honey on side of ladyfinger that will touch the pan abt size of a dime. Do not let ladyfingers touch. Finished, place all in freezer until you pour in contents."

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"To die for! Easy, quick, delicious, more than delicious! And I didn't let it sit in the fridge overnight....just a couple of hours. It is my new favorite recipe for showing off!"

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"For those who have made this recipe, did you use whole ladyfingers or split ladyfingers? I understand to hold out 5 for the middle of the filling. Just need to know if they were whole or split. Thanks."

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