Party Charlotte

This is the PERFECT spring dessert. The Strawberry Jell-o brings out the flavor of the crushed strawberries and makes even the worst berries seem like they were at the peak of flavor.

Party Strawberry Charlotte

7 or 8 whole lady fingers
2 3 oz packages strawberry flavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups crushed strawberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups heavy cream, whipped

Put a 3″ strip of waxed paper on the inside of an 8″ springform pan. Split lady fingers, cut tips from one end of halves so they stand. Arrange, rounded end up, around edge of pan. Put gelatin in large bowl. Add boiling water, stir until dissolved. Combine strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and salt; stir until sugar is dissolved. Combine with gelatin mixture. Chill to consistency of unbeaten egg whites. Fold in whipped cream. Carefully spoon into lady finger lined pan; chill until firm, at least 5 hours or overnight. Remove the side of springform pan and the waxed paper, lift onto large serving plate. Decorate top with additional whipped cream and whole strawberries. Makes 10 to 12 servings


  1. I SO want to make this. It looks PRETTY…and RETRO…and PINK…and it makes me happy just looking at it!!!

    I’m such a pansy when it comes to gelatin though. I’ve bought about 4 packages with grand designs to use it…to no avail. 🙁

  2. Gelatin is fun and easy. Give it a try.

  3. Here’s a picture of my Charlotte. I…uh…overdid it with the warm water to loosen it from the pan, so it got a little runny over the cookies. But OOOHH So pretty! Thanks a lot for the recipe!!

  4. Hey, your charlotte looks great, Kiesha! I can see why your mom would have been impressed.

  5. Wow it is beautiful!

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