Lemon Ginger Dessert

This ginger flavoured dessert is heaven – easy to make, and the flavours – wow! just like Fred and Ginger! Double wow.

Music Selection: Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers – Heaven


8 oz cream cheese at room temperature

2 tsp grated lemon zest

10 oz lemon curd

2 cups whipping cream

36 – 40 thin gingersnap cookies

2 Tbsp crystallized ginger, diced finely


In large bowl, beat the cream cheese with beaters. Add lemon zest. Beat in lemon curd until smooth.

Gradually, add in the whipping cream and beat until soft peaks.

In an 8 x 8 baking dish, cover the bottom with a layer of gingersnap cookies. I like to break a few to fill in the spaces. Spread about 2/3 cup of the whipped cream on top. Then add another layer of cookies, then whipping cream, until you have a good 4 layers. The top layer should be the whipping cream.

Sprinkle with the crystallized ginger. Place in fridge to cool for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Cut into 12 pieces and serve! Great for afternoon tea or coffee breaks.

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