Lady Finger Sandwiches with Pumpkin Pastry Cream

Just in time for Thanksgiving I’ve got a pumpkin recipe that will please the masses.  My guests described it as tasting “like pumpkin pie only better”.

24 lady fingers per box at Trader Joe's.
24 lady fingers per box at Trader Joe’s.
Lady fingers are very light.
Lady fingers are very light.

I started by making pumpkin pastry cream according to this recipe except I replaced the nutmeg with 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves. Then I chilled it in the refrigerator where it became very firm.

Whipped cream is folded into pastry cream.
Whipped cream is folded into pastry cream.

I whipped up a pint of heavy whipping cream with about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar then folded the whipped cream into the pumpkin pastry cream. It became light and spreadable.

A schmear of pastry cream raises simple lady fingers to a new level.
A schmear of pastry cream raises simple lady fingers to a new level.

Having already purchased some lady fingers at the store I spread the light pastry cream on the flat side. (I also tried piping the cream. Either works.)

A delectable sweet treat.
A delectable sweet treat — light as air.

The cream spread lady finger was topped with another one to make a tiny, sweet, yummy sandwich. This recipe of pastry cream will make about 72 lady finger sandwiches — 6 boxes.

The pyramid on the left is lady fingers filled with whipped cream lightened pumpkin pastry cream.
The pyramid on the left is lady fingers filled with whipped cream lightened pumpkin pastry cream.

Lady finger sandwiches with pumpkin pastry cream is especially delicious with coffee.

What your favorite flavor? Chocolate? Vanilla? Pumpkin?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Lady Finger Sandwiches with Pumpkin Pastry Cream”

  1. This sounds delicious and dangerous to have around. I don’t think I’ve seen ladyfingers at my grocery stores and Trader Joe is an hour away, which is probably a good thing.

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