Italian Cherry Cream Icebox Dessert

Italian Cherry Cream Icebox Dessert

This sweet cherry dessert is surrounded by ladyfinger cakes to make it even more elegant.

25 min.prep time 5:25total time
12 servings
000 Ratings

Ingredients

1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
2/3 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
2 (3-ounce) packages small ladyfinger sponge cakes
Maraschino cherries with stems

Directions

Combine half & half and pudding mix in bowl; beat with whisk until thickened.

Combine whipping cream, cherry juice and almond extract in bowl; beat until stiff peaks form. Add whipped cream mixture, mascarpone cheese and cherries to pudding mixture; gently stir until combined.

Cover bottom of 9-inch springform pan with half of 1 package ladyfingers. Spread half of filling over ladyfingers. Place another layer of ladyfingers over filling; top with remaining filling. Cover; refrigerate at least 5 hours or overnight.

Remove side of springform pan. Press remaining ladyfingers into dessert edge. Garnish with  maraschino cherries.

Recipe Tip

Mascarpone cheese is a soft Italian cheese. It can be found in the dairy case section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 520

Fat: 36g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 420mg

Carbohydrates: 45g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #16003©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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