Lemon Cups

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by cuisinebymae

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.

Top Review by ovendiva

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.

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.

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