Breezy Lemon-Berry Dessert
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 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
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 183 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
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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
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.
Jul 17, 2010
I love lemon so I was thrilled to make andenjoy it
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.
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!
Jul 1, 2010
Light, lemony, absolutely delicious. My friends and family raved. Make Again!
Jun 25, 2010
Oh so good. I make my own lady fingers, they are very hard to find here, better home made anyway.
Aug 26, 2009
I made this for a birthday party and it was a success. It is light and sweet. I used Pepperidge Farms Milano style cookies with raspberry filling instead of lady fingers.
May 26, 2009
When I saw this recipe I thought I just have to try this and boy was I glad, and everyone at my BBQ was glad, I did. The only "issue" I had was that I used an entire 7 oz. package of ladyfingers. Also be sure to note the 12 ounce container of whipped topping. I had luckily bought 2 8 oz. sizes or I would've been out of luck.This dessert offers an amazingly eye-catching dessert as well as being tasty. Anna stated her dessert is "refreshing" and that is exactly how my guests described it. My husband, who hates when I try new recipes, absolutely loved it. My normally negative spouse gave it the thumbs up and finished it off! Thanks for a party pleasing dessert!