This No Bake Red Lentil Chocolate Dessert Lasagna is made with red lentils, raspberries, graham crackers, whipped cream and chocolate. Not only is it the best lentil dessert you will ever eat, it's a great healthy dessert recipe option for your next dinner gathering or potluck. Now you can have your dessert and healthy food too!
Cuisine North American
Keyword dessert, dessert lasagna, lentil, red lentils
* This dessert is best if it sits overnight before serving, but it can sit for only 1-2 hours.
Spray a 9X13 pan with non stick spray.
Cook red lentils as directed on package. ( you can also use canned to save time) Puree lentils in food processor (this step is important for the texture of the dessert). Beat pureed lentils, cream cheese, raspberry jam, ground fennel and anise together until smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream until it forms soft peaks, then add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the lentil mixture.
Put a single layer of the graham crackers on the bottom of the pan, then ½ the raspberry lentil mixture, then another single layer of graham crackers.
Gently mix in fresh (or defrosted) raspberries with chocolate pudding. * Reserve ¼ cup of fresh raspberries for the garnish, if desired
Put the chocolate/raspberries mixture on top of the graham crackers and add another single layer of graham cracker.
Add the remaining raspberry lentil mixture over the final layer of graham crackers.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight. * I usually let it sit overnight - it tends to be the perfect texture
garnish with fresh raspberries and shaved or grated semi-sweet chocolate.
🍲How to Cook Red Lentils (on stovetop)Be sure to cook red lentils as directed on package, but generally you want to rinse and drain them well first:
Add to a pot with water and bring to a boil on the stove top. (3 cups water to 1 cup red lentils)
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes *you want them very soft for this recipe
Remove from heat and let the lentils sit until the water is absorbed. Drain off any excess water.
💭 Top tipIt is very important that you puree the cooked lentils in food processor (this step is important for the texture of the dessert). 🍽 EquipmentYou will need a 9x13 lasagna pan and a food processer.🌡️StorageYou can store this lentil lasagna in a sealed container (in the fridge) for up to 2 days.👪 Serving This recipe makes 16 servings. It's best to make it the night before, so it can soften overnight. However, if you are unable to do that, make it at least 1-2 hours prior to serving.My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)
📋 Red Lentil Chocolate Dessert Lasagna Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 472Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Vitamin A 724IU14%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.