Monday, March 22, 2010



Macaroons, pecans and layers of fruity sherbet combine in this beautiful, special dessert.

12 macaroon cookies, crumbled
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 pint each raspberry, lime and orange sherbet, softened

Sprinkle cookie crumbs onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Combine cookie crumbs and pecans; fold in whipped cream. Spread half of cream mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.
Gently spread raspberry sherbet over cream layer. Layer with lime and orange sherbets; spread with remaining cream mixture. Cover and freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Remove sides of pan.


It's a perfect ending to a spring meal!

1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup pureed fresh strawberries
3/4 cup sliced ripe bananas
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
Halved fresh strawberries

Split cake horizontally into three layers; place bottom layer on a serving plate. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, sugar and pureed strawberries; fold in bananas and sliced strawberries. Fold in whipped cream.
Spread a third of the filling between each layer; spread remaining filling over top. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Garnish with halved strawberries.


The combination of berries and lemon, make this a light, refreshing and tasty dessert!

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. Heat 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.
Recipes from Taste Of Home

1 comment:

T.Irwin said...

wow! These look and sound fantastic! Can't wait to give them a try!