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Pineapple-Yoghurt Ladyfinger Dessert

Pineapple-Yoghurt Ladyfinger Dessert created by joanna_giselle

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.

Ready In:
4hrs 30mins
Serves:
Units:

ingredients

  • 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)

directions

  • 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.
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"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."
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    Pineapple-Yoghurt Ladyfinger Dessert Created by joanna_giselle
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  2. joanna_giselle
    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.
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