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Ladyfinger Lemon Dessert

Tawana Flowers of El Macero, California shared the recipe for this light, airy dessert.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ladyfingers, split
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping


  • Pour milk into a small metal bowl; place mixer beaters in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Line the sides of a 9-in. springform pan with ladyfingers; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in orange juice. Stir in the sugar, lemon juice and zest; cool to room temperature.
  • Beat chilled milk until soft peaks form; fold into gelatin mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until firm. Spread with whipped topping. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 221 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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  • ambarton71
    Nov 12, 2013

    I couldn't find Ladyfingers anywhere. Going to make it with Veinna Fingers instead and see how it turns out. Advise on where to find Ladyfingers? I went to 5 different stores. Rite aide, Walmart, Albertsons, Vons and CVS. No luck at any of them. Will rerate it once I see how well it tastes looking for ingredient was hard. :-) I am thinking I did something wrong along the way. I poured into my spring pan and as I was rinsing my bowl I turned around to find it leaking all over my counter. Needless to say it didn't set since it was the jello part that seeped out.

  • babybouncer
    Jul 15, 2012

    I used a sugar free lemon pound cake instead of lady fingers because I could not find lady fingers. I also used sugar free lemon Jello. So the only sugar I used was what it called for. This made an almost sugar free and legal for diabetics. Every one loved it and I made it 3 times in less than a week. Great!!!!!

  • hippet
    Jul 13, 2012

    I made this dessert and wanted to share it, and my husband said "No ". I did anyway. Sooo Good!

  • rkjarmyers
    Jul 12, 2012

    Very light and fluffy and such a wonderful lemon flavor!!!! Will make again and again!

  • Locker261
    Jul 12, 2012

    I made this recipe and the taste was great, but I found the centre to be too soft (on the second day) and the remainder was falling off the Ladyfingers...Any suggestions?? I use all the ingredients as directed.

  • JeanGeair
    Jul 12, 2012

    Loved it. My bunco group all wanted the receipe.

  • bettyspray
    Jul 12, 2012

    I used low-fat (1%) evaporated milk to make this recipe and it turned out delicious! My husband's all-time favorite pie is lemon meringue and this is about as close as you can get to it; but this recipe is much easier and healthy!

  • Grandmonga
    Jul 12, 2012

    Super recipe which I made lighter by using sugar free lemon gelatin and light topping. This would even be great made in a mold and without the ladyfingers.

  • beachyone01
    Jul 12, 2012

    This was wonderful! Very refreshing and a big hit with my family. Will certainly make this again!

  • foodist
    Jul 12, 2012

    Can't find soft ladyfingers