How to make it

  • Make ladyfingers according to recipe instructions.
  • Prepare the lemon curd: In a heavy medium saucepan, stir together the lemon zest, juice and sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and egg yolk. Whisk the lemon mixture into the eggs to temper them. Scrape the mixture back into the saucepan and place over medium heat, whisking constantly until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, whisk in butter until melted and let cool completely.
  • Prepare mascarpone cream: With a hand blender, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form, slowly adding in sugar. Incorporate the mascarpone until you have the consistency of whipped cream. Set aside 1 cup of this mixture and add the lemon curd to the other half. Chill until ready to assemble.
  • To make Lemon Syrup, heat sugar and water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and limoncello.
  • Assemble: Arrange lady fingers in a single layer in the bottom of a square pan and brush with lemon syrup. Pour half lemon mascarpone cream over the top and spread evenly with offset spatula. Cover with the strawberries, then another layer of the brushed ladyfingers and lastly lemon mascarpone cream See Photo. Chill for at least 2 hours. You can leave the dessert whole as is or cut into rounds as I did See Photo. Pipe the plain mascarpone cream you reserved over the top See Photo. Garnish with powdered sugar and mint leaves.

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  • chuckieb 4 years ago
    That's beautiful!
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  • dandelion 4 years ago
    I love anything with Limoncello in it!
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  • DetroitTokyo 5 years ago
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  • Good4U 5 years ago
    How absolutely decadent and creative!!! What an excellent post:)
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  • midgelet 5 years ago
    sounds really yummy! Next to cheese cake, tiramisu is my favorite dessert!
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