Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a lemony, light-tasting dessert. Looks great, so it's good enough for guests. It separates into two layers, with a creamy custard on the bottom and light as air cake on the top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together the sugar, flour, salt, and lemon zest.
  2. Mix in butter until well combined and finely textured.
  3. Stir in egg yolks.
  4. Stir in lemon juice.
  5. Stir in the milk.
  6. Beat egg whites until stiff and carefully fold into mixture.
  7. Pour into 8 (lightly greased with butter) custard cups.
  8. Put custard cups into a large baking dish and carefully pour in hot water to surround the cups and come no more that halfway up.
  9. Bake in a preheated 325F oven for 45 minutes.
  10. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

I made this for a dinner party and it won rave reviews. It is a very light ending with a perfect lemony flavor. I made them early in the day, not finishing the last 10 minutes of cooking time until right before they were served. I could not have picked a better dessert for a big meal.

ovendiva January 11, 2010

These are very popular in my family. My mom has been making them for years and we all love them. They are very lemony and the meringue-like topping is fantastic.

ranch-girl November 15, 2007

Its full of lemon flavor,will make again

NoraMarie December 26, 2006

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