Lemon posset

Allegra McEvedy shows how easy it is to make this zesty British classic
By Allegra McEvedy
Lemon posset
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 2 hrs setting time
  • Effort: easy


  • 600 ml double cream
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 5 lemons, juice only


1. In a heavy-based medium pan, bring the cream to the boil, mix in the sugar, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring regularly to ensure the cream doesnt catch on the base of the pan.

2. Pour in the lemon juice and zest and continue to simmer for 30 seconds, stirring continuously. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to stand and cool for 10 minutes, then pour the lemony cream into glasses and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours until set.

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