Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lime and Lemon Posset: A Simple and WONDERFUL Dessert!

 This is one of my favorite desserts to make. You can't beat a creamy, lime and lemon posset! It's so simple and fancy and only takes a few minutes to make...the only thing you'll need to wait for is the chilling process. I usually just eat these dreamy cups of posset as is, but other people prefer to spread it on Friand tea cakes. I found this recipe in a Bon Appétit back in 2007. What an awesome find! So grateful to have it stored in my recipe box!

yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 2 1/4 cups whipping cream

  • 3/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • Bring cream and 3/4 cup sugar to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly, adjusting heat as needed to prevent mixture from boiling over. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and lime juice and cool 10 minutes. Stir mixture again and divide among six 1/2-cup ramekins or custard cups. Cover and chill possets until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.

    Mix remaining 1 teaspoon sugar, lemon peel, and lime peel in small bowl. Sprinkle atop possets.


    1. I tried this recipe few times, but I had no clue that it has an official name :-). Great idea for a quick summer dessert.

    2. This looks truly divine! Lemon and lime are always there in my kitchen .. gonna try this :)

    3. That looks delicious! I've never actually heard of a posset before but it sounds great, especially with the citrus flavors :)

    4. Thanks everyone! It's so simple and tastes amazing! I hope you enjoy it <3


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