Macaroons & Lady Fingers Pudding Recipe

The name of this recipe was enough to send shivers down my spine. How delicious does this sound?

This dessert features lady fingers and macaroons smothered in a vanilla custard and topped with meringue. Easy to make, this would be a terrific dessert for this Easter weekend, or any special occasion.

I’ve taken liberties in writing the recipe which is a bit confusing at first. Read both the original and my interpretation before attempting.

Macaroons & Lady Fingers Pudding

Prepare the serving dish:
6 lady fingers
6 macaroons

In a serving dish (that is oven proof), layer the lady fingers and broken macaroons.

Prepare the custard:
3 egg yolks
2 Tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
rounded teaspoon corn starch
1 pint milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a sauce pan, mix together the eggs, sugar, salt and corn starch. Then add milk. Heat over medium stove until begins to thicken. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Set aside to cool.

Final assembly:
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons sugar

Whip egg whites and sugar until stiff. Pour custard into the serving dish to cover lady fingers and macaroons. Top with egg whites and place into oven until lightly browned. Serve with whipped cream.

Recipe resources from the web:
Coconut Chocolate Macaroons [recipe] – David Lebovitz
Vanilla Coconut Macaroons [recipe] – Serious Eats
Date Macaroons [recipe] – Joy of Desserts
A Necessity for Ladyfingers [recipe] – La Tartine Gourmande
Charlotte and Biscuits La Cuillre (Ladyfingers)[recipe] – La Cerise
How to make your own ladyfingers! [recipe] – Zoe Bakes

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