I don’t have a video for this recipe.
If I had a photo, I would most certainly use it. That is... unless the photo I have sucks. For now, you'll just have to picture a big heaping helping of
Gayann Farmer's ’no Name Lady Fingers’
...in your mind.
Gayann Farmer's ’no Name Lady Fingers’

Gayann Farmer's ’no Name Lady Fingers’

Julian is known for apple pies - and the whole apple pie industry started with Gayann Farmer. Looking for a way to use more apples in her orchard and find a job to keep her at home with her kids, she started making pies - a lot of them. In a regular day she easily could have made 600 or more pies. Not in the business anymore - Gayann and her mother Mary cooked for me in Mary’s kitchen. This is one of the desserts they made. It seems way too easy to be so good - but it is. Trust me.


  • Lady fingers
  • Macintosh apples
  • Amaretto
  • Fresh basil
  • Chopped almonds
  • Whipping cream


  1. Gayann makes her own chunky apple sauce by combining sliced apples in a pan with a little water and sugar and cooking until softened (you could buy your own chunky -tart apple sauce, just don’t tell Gayann)
  2. Add chopped basil to cooled sauce
  3. Dip each lady finger in amaretto, and place in bottom of serving dish - use about 3 per person
  4. Put some of the chunky sauce on top of the fingers
  5. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of cream over apples, add whipping cream to the top and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  6. Serve - and make another one because it’s so good