Lime and Lemon Posset

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by A la Carte

from Bon Apetit. The dessert delivers great results with little effort.

Top Review by Amena

Turned out very good, the family loved it. Mine was a little grainy although I followed the recipe (increasing quantities to serve 8). I topped mine with raspberry coulis instead of zest which also went very well. I am not a fan of very sweet desserts and felt that the sugar was just right. Next time I will make it in shot glasses or 1/4 cup size servings as this went round 2 people to a 1/2 cup glass.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in lemon juice and lime juice and cool 10 minutes.
  4. Stir mixture again and divide among six 1/2-cup ramekins or custard cups.
  5. Cover and chill possets until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Mix remaining 1 teaspoon sugar, lemon peel, and lime peel in small bowl. Sprinkle on top of possets.

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