Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I saw this dessert on a Greek cooking show many years ago and I wrote the recipe down. However I only made it today and it is fabulous: creamy, light and just perfect for summer. I highly recommend making it straight away - don't wait like I did! Note that this dessert does require Greek-style yoghurt, ideally strained and with 10% fat. Also cooking time is actually refrigeration time.
- 500 g Greek yogurt (strained and full-fat)
- 2 (500 g) pineapple rings (in natural juice not syrup)
- 2 (200 g) ladyfingers
- 500 ml non-dairy whipping cream (cool whip or vegetal cream)
- 4 tablespoons icing sugar (heaped)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 10 -15 glace cherries (to decorate)
- Drain pineapple and reserve juice.
- Whip cream with icing sugar and vanilla essence until firm peaks form.
- Fold yoghurt into cream - it should be a stiff, thick cream.
- Place ladyfinger biscuits on the bottom of a 20cm x 30cm baking dish or rectangular tupperware container.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice from can over each ladyfinger biscuit soaking them well.
- Cover biscuits with half of the cream and cover with pineapple rings. ( I prefer to chop the rings and then scatter them over the cream layer, as it makes it easier to slice).
- Add another biscuit layer over the pineapple and soak with the remaining pineapple juice.
- Cover with the remaining cream and smooth the layer well.
- Arrange pineapple rings over the top and insert the glace cherries into the holes of the rings.
- Allow to soften and absorb flavours in fridge for at least 4 hours,preferably overnight.
- Edited to add: I recently made this with one tin sliced pineapple and one tin peach halves. I mixed the juices from the tins and decorated the layers and the top with both types of fruit. Personally I liked this version even better than the original one I posted and encourage anyone interested to try different combinations of fruit.