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Meyer lemon posset

Meyer lemon posset
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Total time: 25 minutes, plus at least 4 hours chilling time | Serves 2 (1/2 cup) portions
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • Juice of 1 Meyer lemon (about 1/4 cup)

Step 1Combine the cream and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring just to a simmer over medium-low heat and remove from the heat. Let stand until just cool, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.

Step 2Stir in the lemon juice. Blend well. Divide between 2 goblets or small serving dishes and chill until firm, at least 4 hours and preferably overnight. Garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired, before serving.


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