Lemon creams

Lemon creams
These light and flavoursome lemon creams are "set" by the curdling action of the lemon juice on the heated cream, so no thickening agent is needed.

They are served in individual glasses, topped with a layer of fruit coulis (blackcurrant here).
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Last modified on: December 6th 2017

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 min.30 min.10 min.41 min.
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A few hours in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1
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Put 250 ml liquid cream and 80 g caster sugar into a small saucepan. Add the zest of 1 lemon and mix well.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Heat gently up to 176°F (80°C). A thermometer is useful for this, but if you don't have one, just be careful not to allow the cream to boil.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Take off the heat and add the lemon juice all at once.

Stage 4 - 30 min.
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Mix well - you should notice it thicken slightly - then leave at room temperature to cool for 30 minutes.

Stage 5
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When it has cooled to room temperature,

divide the cream between the individual glasses. Stand these on a cloth laid on a baking sheet.

Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Stage 6
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Just before serving, top with a thin layer of fruit coulis, such as blackcurrant.

Stage 7
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Decorate with a sprig of mint, if you wish, and serve.


The quantities given are for a small, accompanying dessert. If they will be the main dessert feature, it would be better to double the quantities and the size of the dish.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,124 Kcal or 4,706 Kj9 gr103 gr75 gr
56 %3 %10 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
194 Kcal or 812 Kj2 gr18 gr13 gr
10 %1 %2 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
187 Kcal or 783 Kj1 gr17 gr13 gr
9 %1 %2 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Based on a recipe by Jonathan Blot.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rabbit civet "à la normande", Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts, Chestnut cake, Baked eggs with chicken and spinach, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, ... All
Blackcurrant coulisBlackcurrant coulis: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith, Pannacotta and blackcurrant crumble, Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine , ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cherry clafoutis, Fresh mint ice-cream, Almond mug cake for Mary, You should not leave egg yolks in contact with sugar, Pavlova, ... All
LemonLemon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine", Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Paella, Light herb sauce, Vol-au-vent, ... All

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