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
12 servings
000 Ratings


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


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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