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Lemon and Lime Posset

This is a traditional dessert of cream and citrus juice that’s been experiencing a bit of a comeback in recent years. It’s relatively easy to prepare (if you don’t mind waiting for it to set in the fridge) and is perfect as either a family pudding or impressive dinner party dessert as you can spruce the top up with a little decoration.


Lemon and Lime Posset

Prep Time:

40mins (Plus Chilling)


Serves 4 People


£0.81 per Person



  • Ingredients

    3 Lemons
    2 Limes
    100g Caster Sugar
    600ml Double Cream
    1tsp Vanilla Extract

How to Cook

1. Finely grate the zest of 1 lemon and 1 lime then keep to one side. Grate a further ½ lemon and lime and keep this separately. Juice all the lemons and limes.

2. Put the juice, the first lot of zest and the sugar in a small pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Keep on a very low heat so it stays warm.

3. In a separate pan heat the double cream and vanilla extract until it comes to the boil. Pour the lemon and lime syrup in and whisk until combined.

4. Pour through a sieve into a jug, then pour into 4 ramekins or martini glasses and leave in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours (preferably overnight).

5. Once set, garnish with the remaining lemon and lime zest and serve.

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Comment Below

  • Elaine Pierce

    I love your recipes and ingredients can be bought in any supermarket.

  • Lewis Crutch – Admin

    Glad to hear it Elaine :)

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