Ladyfingers Part 2: Blueberry Charlotte

And you thought I was making tiramisu with those lovely Ladyfingers I baked up in yesterday’s post. No sir, it is blueberry season and what a lovely way to showcase these healthy, juicy, and very joy provoking berries. This is a show stopper, creamy and delectable. We were all mmm-ing while eating it. I got this recipe from my mom. You can take the easy way out and use blueberry filling from a can (inhale sharply) and purchased Ladyfingers. These products still produce a lovely dessert. I was feeling adventurous so I made my own blueberry filling and Ladyfingers. Or I have this attraction to messing up my kitchen.


You can bake the Ladyfingers ahead of time and store in an airtight container for a day or two, or they freeze well. The blueberry filling can also be done the day before. This dessert is best when assembled no longer than 6 hours before serving. You want it to chill at least that long to set. Any less than that and it may be too soft.

Blueberry Charlotte
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 pint heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 packages Ladyfingers, or 1 batch home baked
1 can blueberry pie filling, or recipe below

Whip cream cheese with sugar and vanilla until creamy. Set aside. Whip cream until very thick. Don’t go too far or you will have butter! Add cream cheese mixture and blend until smooth. Line an 8 inch spring form pan with Ladyfingers, bottom and sides. Fill with cream cheese mixture then top with blueberry filling. Chill for 6 hours. Serves 10.

Blueberry Filling
4 cups blueberries
1 cup sugar
4 T. cornstarch
2 T. butter
juice and zest of one lemon
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. vanilla

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring first 6 ingredients to a simmer. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until filling becomes thick and glossy, stir in vanilla. Cool completely before topping cake.

16 Comments

  1. Karen Downing
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 10:30 AM | Permalink

    Wow, I would love a big slice right now. I’ve never heard of a blueberry charlotte, can’t wait to try this. Thanks for posting

  2. redforever
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 11:14 AM | Permalink

    This one looks like a winner, going to have to give this a try, blueberry season is in full swoing. I will use the fresh blueberry option for filling, too much gunk in that canned stuff!!!

  3. Anonymous
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 11:59 AM | Permalink

    Strawberry pie filling, or cook your own, raspberry filling, cook your own, would also be great with this charlotte. Ma

  4. That Girl
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 2:21 PM | Permalink

    ooohhhh a charlotte. I bet if I had googled I would have figured that out.

  5. nicisme
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 3:49 PM | Permalink

    Oh man, that looks like it’s got my name on it!
    The lady fingers look fabulous too!

  6. Nicole
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 9:57 PM | Permalink

    How beautiful! And it probably tastes as good as it looks.

  7. Robin Sue
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 10:08 PM | Permalink

    Karen- This is delicious. I had it for breakfast the next day. So naughty.

    redforever- Give it a go and let me know.

    anon- Thanks for the recipe Ma!

    thatgirl- yup you would have figured it out.

    nicisme- Thanks! The Ladyfingers are really nice when home baked, at least if you have time.

    Nicole- It is divine!

  8. Kevin
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 11:07 PM | Permalink

    That looks so good!

  9. j*amy
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 11:13 PM | Permalink

    YUM!

  10. Robin Sue
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 11:19 PM | Permalink

    Kevin- Thanks, it was delectable!

    j*amy- totes yum!!

  11. Laura
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 11:25 PM | Permalink

    Oh my gosh that looks good.

  12. Grace
    Posted July 25, 2008 at 4:23 AM | Permalink

    this is at least 23 times better than tiramisu. blueberries are my world right now, and i’m drooling like a rabid dog after seeing these pics. wait, do rabid dogs drool or just foam at the mouth? eh, i’ve made my point. 🙂

  13. Jeanine
    Posted July 25, 2008 at 10:00 AM | Permalink

    Oh wow, that looks so delicious! Wonderful job on it, putting those homemade ladyfingers to great use!

  14. Anonymous
    Posted July 25, 2008 at 12:42 PM | Permalink

    YUM! Am requesting this for my birthday dinner dessert. Drooling for it now. Maybe will celebrate early! Good call Sis!

  15. Robin Sue
    Posted July 26, 2008 at 7:09 AM | Permalink

    Laura- It was good. We ate it up so fast!

    Grace- Foam at the mouth. They have shots for that you know.

    Jeanine- Thank you very much!

    Anon- Just celebrate all month will ya!

  16. Rhonda Lee
    Posted November 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM | Permalink

    This recipe is incredibly simple and so delicious….WINNER! Will use whenever time is limited and a great dessert is mandatory; Thank you!

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