Lemon Ginger Icebox Dessert

Lemon Ginger Icebox Dessert

This refreshing dessert has a spiced bar layered with lemon mousse.

45 min. prep time
12 servings
000 Ratings


Bar Layer

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons mild flavor molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mousse Layer

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine 2/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add egg, molasses and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, cloves and salt; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Press dough into prepared pan. Bake 12-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut crosswise into 3 equal sections.

Combine 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-4 minutes or until mixture just comes to a boil and butter is melted.

Beat 4 eggs with whisk in bowl. Stir small amount of hot lemon mixture into eggs. Whisk egg mixture into remaining hot lemon mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until mixture reaches 160°F and is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon. Remove from heat; stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Refrigerate 2 hours or until completely cooled.

Beat whipping cream in bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Gently stir into cooled lemon mixture.

Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with plastic food wrap, extending wrap over edges of pan. Spoon 1 1/3 cups lemon mixture into bottom. Place 1 bar layer over lemon mixture. Repeat layering, ending with lemon mixture. Cover; refrigerate at least 5 hours or overnight.

Remove cover; place serving platter over loaf pan. Flip pan over to release dessert. Remove pan and plastic wrap. Decorate with whipped cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 550

Fat: 40g

Cholesterol: 195mg

Sodium: 340mg

Carbohydrates: 44g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #16006©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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