Lord Baltimore Lush Dessert
This Lord Baltimore Lush Dessert is FANTASTIC! Packed with flavor and amazing texture from creamy pudding to soft ladyfingers, crunchy almonds, sweet cherries and chewy coconut!
- 24 ladyfinger cookies
- One box (One 3.4 ounce box) instant vanilla pudding mix just the dry mix
- 2 cups milk divided
- 8 ounces (One 8-ounce tub) Cool Whip thawed
- 1 jar maraschino cherries drained, de-stemmed and roughly chopped
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
Line an 8x8" square baking dish with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil lightly with cooking spray.
Add 1/2 cup of milk to a shallow dish or bowl. Dunk ladyfingers into the milk one at a time and line up side-by-side in the pan; you should have 2 rows of about 6 ladyfingers in each row. Break apart some ladyfingers to fit if needed. Set aside briefly.
In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 & 1/2 cups milk and the dry pudding mix for 2 minutes or until thickened. Once thickened, fold in the whipped topping until combined and smooth. Spread half of the whipped pudding mixture evenly over the ladyfingers; sprinkle the pudding layer with half of the cherries, 1/2 cup of the almonds, and 1/4 cup of the coconut.
Repeat with remaining milk-dunked ladyfingers, pudding, and remaining cherries, almonds, and coconut. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm and set, at least 4 hours.