Ready for spring and summer, this delicious No-Bake dessert is both simple and elegant. No heating up the kitchen since it does not need baking. You have to make it the day before serving, so it’s great for make-ahead dinner parties too!
- 1 cup strawberry jam or preserves (no seeds).
- 3/4 cup Prosecco or white wine
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese (8 oz. container)
- 1/2 of 8 oz. cream cheese block
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 pints of sliced strawberries
- 28 lady fingers
- 1 tub cool whip
Have a pyrex glass 11 by 8 casserole dish ready to use.
In a small bowl, combine strawberry preserves, wine or prosecco, and balsamic vinegar. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer or stand mixer on medium high speed for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until smooth and thicken.
Dip the lady fingers in the strawberry mixture to coat them (let them absorb some of the liquid). Line the lady fingers in a single layer in the bottom of the 11 by 8 baking dish. I used approx. 14 ladyfingers for each layer. You will have to break a couple up to fit. Use a spoon and spoon some of the strawberry liquid over the lady fingers on first layer. (just about 4 teaspoons).
Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and then layer half of the sliced strawberries on the mascarpone mixture.
Repeat with the remaining lady fingers, making another layer. Next layer with the remaining mascarpone mixture. Add a layer of cool whip on the top spreading it around equally. Place the remaining strawberries on top.
Cover with cling wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight!