Lemon Posset with Strawberries and Raspberries




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Who would imagine such an elegant dessert would be so easy to make? I like to serve it in long-stemmed glasses for extra impact.


  • 1¼ cups cream
  • ⅓ cup caster sugar
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Berry Topping

  • 4 strawberries – sliced
  • 12 raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • Icing sugar, to dust


  • Gently heat the cream, sugar and lemon zest in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves, stirring constantly.
  • Increase the heat slightly and allow the cream to simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside for 2–3 minutes.
  • Quickly stir in the lemon juice.
  • Divide between 4 serving glasses.
  • Leave to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 2–3 hours until set.
  • To make the Berry Topping, combine the berries and sugar and set aside.
  • To serve, carefully divide the berries between the possets and dust with icing sugar.