Lemon Posset

Simple ingredients to make a delicious Desert!


3 lemons, zest and juice

500ml double cream

150g caster sugar

Makes 4.

Place the double cream, caster sugar and lemon zest in a medium pan. Β Set aside the lemon juice for now.

Heat it gently, giving it a good whisk all the while until it’s just gently bubbling.

Quickly add the lemon juice, continuing to whisk the whole time.

Keep whisking and bubble the mixture for 30 seconds.

Take it straight off the heat and transfer into your serving dishes.

Allow to cool to room temperature before placing the in the fridge to chill for 4 hours.

Top with a small swirl of whipped double cream and a Tuile.

Lemon Posset

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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132 Responses to Lemon Posset

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  2. Marie says:

    Ooh, I’ve always fancied making this! Thanks. Can’t believe it’s so easy.

  3. Stella Bailey says:

    Sounds incredibly posh

  4. Wow! Who’d have thought it was so easy!

  5. Linda B says:

    How on earth does this thicken with just those ingredients?

  6. Alexandra says:

    Looks so easy to make, but really fancy! Definitely on my list of to do’s.

  7. Rose says:

    Never made this but I’m going to give it a go

  8. Marissa Coltman (Rissa C) says:

    These look amazing. Will have to try for posh dinner next w’end. Thanks!

  9. Emma says:

    This looks wonderful for christmas dinner parties xx

  10. Mel Briscoe says:

    This would be great to have on Christmas day.

  11. Laura Bull says:

    Ummm sounds like a yummy dessert to finish Christmas lunch πŸ™‚

  12. Rachel says:

    I’ve had lemon posset and absolutely loved it – thanks for the recipe!

  13. Claire Shurrock says:

    Looks delicious!! πŸ™‚ x

  14. Sue says:

    Lemon posset looks fab, but I may stick with cut out biscuits the tuiles look trickey

  15. Jayne says:

    I love lemon posset. These look great with a Christmas twist.

  16. Charlotte H says:

    Looks lovely!

  17. nichola says:

    Sound nice light and refreshing

  18. Maree says:

    One of my favourites

  19. Donna says:

    I love lemon posset, the Tuiles look great with it.

  20. Lucy says:

    Mmm, I love lemon posset! I didn’t realise it was this easy to make tho, will def be giving it a try, thanks!

  21. clara cort says:

    looks really delicious!!!

  22. Zoe Higgins says:


  23. angie says:

    fiddly diddly…may have a go after xmas. new years day dinner possibly!

  24. Alison blewett says:

    Just love Lemon deserts, so easy as well πŸ™‚

  25. Caroline says:

    Yummy and those biscuit trees are beautiful.

  26. Helen says:

    They look so deliciously light and elegant, don’t they! And only 3 ingredients too!

  27. Sue says:

    Thanks Ruth, I’m having friends over for a meal next week and you’ve just sorted out the ‘pudding problem’!

  28. Holly Bower says:

    Thanks – that is Christmas Day pudding sorted , however I had better do a trial run beforehand!!

  29. Adam says:

    perfect timing as I was looking for a recipe for poset

  30. Hayley scales says:

    This is one of my favourites!!!

  31. Fiona Dobson says:

    I just love lemon puds x

  32. liz wilson says:

    so simple, so easy, so delicious . very rich

  33. suzysunshine7 says:

    Mmmm, sounds really tangy and yummy, and especially good with the crispy Tuiles.

  34. Andree says:


  35. Carol Peace says:

    Because it looks easy I bet it isnt. I will however try the recipe because it looks really good.

  36. Corrinne says:

    Yaberdaberdoo!!! My favourite hobby…..reading about food! And then baking it. Whohooooooo. Xx

  37. Nicole Plunkett says:

    Fab, nice simple dessert for New Year’s Eve dinner!

  38. Emma Manley says:

    Lemon, cream and sugar …. Perfect!!

  39. nicola says:

    love the look of the tuiles (and the hamper!!!!) will definately give these a go!

  40. Louise Laggan says:

    mmmmmmm lemon possett yummy and the tuiles look fabulous x

  41. Kathryn says:

    This sounds looks lovely and light for Christmas pudding, never mind that is made almost entirely of cream

  42. Mel Webb says:

    Love lemon posset but usually have shortbread with it; so this is another idea, thanks

  43. How lovely for a dinner party – looks divine

  44. Emma says:

    Sounds incredible, especially as I love lemon.

  45. Clare Wright says:

    Looks lovely!

  46. Jules H says:

    It does sound easy – deceptively easy!! May try it using my MIL’s oven! Sounds great! And the signed books are a superb addition to your basket. A fabulous idea- both of them.

  47. Catherine says:

    They are so cute!! Christmas pudding alternative πŸ™‚ xx

  48. Syma says:

    These look fab. Having a dinner party next Tuesday and going to try these!!

  49. Rachael G says:

    Mmmm this looks fabulous! One to consider for New Year’s Day entertaining.

  50. Fiona Harris says:

    The Lemon posset looks delish!! hmm i may have a try at making these

  51. Claire Dando says:

    Love lemon posset.

  52. Janet Powell says:

    I love lemoney desserts – just the ticket.

  53. Laura watt says:

    Ruth you are an inspiration to all busy mums that just adore baking! X

  54. Claire says:

    I love the look of these!

  55. Jo says:

    I thought it was much more complicated than that. Thank you so much, this will definitely be on the menu this year. Could you do it with clementines??

  56. Harriet Cannon says:

    Oooh yummy (provided I get all baby-related uses of the word ‘posset’ out of my head!!!)

  57. Amy says:

    These look yummy!! It would be a nice treat for Xmas eve or even Christmas Day!! This recipe will def be tested out!!
    What recipe did you Olof for the cute little holly biscuits πŸ™‚
    Amy x

  58. julie crane says:

    ooh this looks just the thing after all the rich food over christmas. Will certainly give it a go.

  59. Karen Kaye says:

    They look fab

  60. Helen Rushby says:

    Soooo much nicer end to Christmas dinner with this than stodgy Christmas pud! I’m inspired!

  61. Sue Matthews says:

    Well this is Christmas Day pud sorted for me! Thank you soooo much

  62. Diane says:

    These are making my mouth water,they look so posh as well!

  63. sheila daniell says:

    will be trying these tis xmas thank you

  64. Alison says:

    Nom nom! Lemon posset!

  65. Karen Mottram says:

    Posset, it sounds so impossibly difficult to even find a recipe….yet here it is and I love the Christmas tree tuiles.

  66. Kate Dyball says:

    Will be nice end to christmas dinner x

  67. Sarah Gosling says:

    what a lovely idea, and so simple. wonder if it will work with oranges instead as an alternative.

  68. Jennie says:

    That looks lovely, I may have to host a small dinner party just to make that. xx

  69. Sue Killick says:

    this looks delicious. must try it

  70. Kelsey Harkness-Jones says:

    Lemony loveliness! Xxx

  71. Gemma Brooks says:

    I think u have just solved my Christmas Eve pudding dilemma!

  72. Geegee says:

    Already planning to try these tomorrow.

  73. Lisa Cann says:

    Any ideas on the difference between posset & mousse? is it the heating?

  74. Elaine Baldwin says:

    These look scrummy x

  75. Annette Hanley says:

    Thinking of making these for new years day dinner.

  76. spleenyone says:

    I’ve been wanting to make this for ages and will now I can do it Pink Whisk style!

  77. shelley says:

    ive been searching for days for a second pud for christmas day this is perfect my search is now over thank u ruth x

  78. Linda Thompson says:

    Lemony, light and luscious! perfect after all the christmas stodge.

  79. Ali says:

    This looks fab! I liked your creative stencilling for the tuilles!

  80. Tania says:

    Possibly the best posset my taste buds have ever possessed!!!

  81. Beverley Leek says:

    Never heard of this, but it looks amazing. πŸ™‚

  82. Anne Gibney says:

    It’s great to get so many interesting and achievable recipes. I’m delighted to have one for lemon posset and can’t wait to try it.

  83. Julie Gibson says:

    Yum – one of my favourite puds with a nice crisp biscuit πŸ™‚

  84. sheikha says:

    Yammy yammy..

  85. Bev says:

    Beautiful idea…..that is Christmas Eve pudding sorted!!

  86. Sharon Carleton says:

    Can’t believe something so tasty is nice and simple to make.

  87. Dawn Lightwood says:

    Looks Lovely!

  88. Elaine Davies says:

    I am definitely making this!

  89. Jannette says:

    So light and tangy – deceptively light, with all that cream, but will be a gentle introduction to post-Christmas moderation

  90. Linda Illingworth says:

    fab! i needed a non-alcoholic substitute for syllabub. you are a mind reader

  91. nathalie jade says:

    I love all the xmas recipes you’ve come up with so far Ruth. Fantastic ideas and some real inspiration for my Christmas table!

  92. Sez says:

    Scrummy πŸ™‚

  93. Andrea Burke says:

    This is yummy… i added a bit of fresh ginger, too….

  94. Mandy A says:

    Don’t know how I managed to miss ths yesterday, looks great

  95. Becky Heath says:

    This sounds lovely and light which is always good at Christmas time

  96. sarah bailey says:

    Definately trying this

  97. Lynetta says:

    love anything Lemon πŸ™‚ these look divine and will add them to my Pink Whisk to do list πŸ™‚

  98. Kate Cook says:

    wow – simple and delicious – the perfect combination!

  99. Becky Lewis says:

    Recipe cooks are my passion – now you’ve added these to your hamper it’s taken on a whole new dimension. I really really really really would love the books ! Ps the Lemon Posset looks pretty yum too! x

  100. Aly Makin says:

    Wow, that looks so simple yet so effective! It’s definitely going to be on the menu at my next dinner party! Thank you! X

  101. Janet Williams says:

    It just gets better and better!

  102. Helen Oliver says:

    Oohh, a blast from the past – from ‘posh’ dinner parties in the 70’s -and so much easier to make than it seems

  103. Claire Humphreys says:

    Will definately be making these for Christmas Day – thank you!! x

  104. Fay Chapman says:

    Looks really classy and perfect alternative to Christmas pudding.

  105. Joanna says:

    looks divine!

  106. Lucy says:

    looks lovely

  107. Jill says:

    They look very posh.

  108. Rosa says:

    Love lemon posset!

  109. Cenders says:

    Love, love, love Lemon!

  110. Niamh Lewis says:

    My husband loves lemon desserts, will definitely have to try this

  111. Anna Marie says:

    Ok, NOW I’m not too scared to try making it..lol. Looks quite achievable πŸ™‚

  112. Rachael Green says:

    Love! My favourite dessert ever!

  113. beccy smith says:

    Yummy x

  114. Anna Clark says:

    who wouldv’e thought it was that simple? xx

  115. Kelly Ellison says:

    oooo Love lemon

  116. Jane Walters says:

    looks delicious!

  117. Amanda Whitmarsh says:

    WOW – I just want to drive right in! Another gorgeous recipe. x

  118. Rachel F says:

    Another handy little number for busy Pink Whiskers to rustle up this Christmas that looks impressive and promises to be delicious! Thanks Ruth.xx

  119. jamila says:

    Never even heard of a Posset! This must be rectified at once!

  120. Lucy Birks says:

    Yummy πŸ™‚

  121. Anne Woodward says:

    Oh so simple and a light alternative for those who can’t fit in the Christmas pud, thank you – a must try.

  122. sue p says:

    Definitely going to try this

  123. Chris says:

    Light mousse – perfect for Christmas

  124. Mathilde PrΓ©nas says:

    Never heard of lemon posset, but again, I’m French

  125. Elspeth Woods says:

    Such a great idea to do something refreshing in the midst of the heavy Christmas food feasts…

  126. Rhona says:

    Liking this recipe!

  127. Jill Ridley says:

    Looks very impressive …. bet it tastes delicious too

  128. Laura Finlayson says:

    Look lovely mmm

  129. Maree says:

    Can you make he Lemmon posset the night before for lunch the following day?

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