Lemon & raspberry baskets

Lemon & raspberry baskets

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(30 ratings)

5 mins work


Serves 6
With just five ingredients, this is a great little pud to have up your sleeve when you’re in a hurry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal348
  • fat16g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 50g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 325g jar good-quality lemon curd
  • 200g pot half-fat crème fraîche
  • 150g punnet raspberries



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 6 brandy snap baskets



    Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…

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  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2 mins on High, stirring halfway through. Meanwhile, stir together the lemon curd and the crème fraîche.

  2. Divide half the raspberries between the baskets, spoon over the lemon cream and top with the rest of the berries. Drizzle the dark chocolate over the tops of the baskets and leave in the fridge to set for 5-10 mins or up to 1 hr.

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Comments (52)

nikkinor's picture

So easy and went down a treat with my guests. I followed some previous advice and started off with the creme fraiche then added 1 tbsp of lemon curd at a time until I was happy with result. Don't assemble too early or the baskets will go soft. I will definitely make this again.

jule955's picture

I did not like it. It was too lemony even though I had followed the advice given in comments to reduce the amount of lemon curd used. It tasted like lemony yoghurts you can get from suoermarkets to be honest. I thought the lemon and raspberries did not go together. Won't try it again I'm afraid.

claraclutt's picture

Yummy!Very simple to make. Went down very well with my guests. Would possibley use less lemon curd next time, maybe a squeeze of lemon juice to make is less sweet but more lemony? Will definitely make again.

angelasaha's picture

Great quick desert to impress. I would definitely advise less lemon curd, I would stir in a tbs of lemon curd into the creme fresh at a time and adjust according to taste. I had lots of broken baskets unfortunately, I am welcome to more ideas on how to use them up!!

hturner8's picture

yummy! nice and light, i made using crushed ginger snap biscuits in glass ramekins as couldn't be bothered to find brandy snap baskets!

annawestaway's picture

Very simple and tasted great, but because I'd prepared them in advance, the baskets had started to go a little soggy.

goodpuppy's picture

Made this for supper last night and it is so light and tasted lovely. Had to make my own brandy snap baskets as I live in France and could not buy them, but it was not difficult. I made everything ready just to assemble before eating, will definitely be making this again.

emmitybobs's picture

Apologies the randy Snap recipe wasn't on here, it was from the BBC Food site

emmitybobs's picture

Delicious. I made my own brandy snaps using the Mary Berry recipe on here, really quick & easy. I also used 300g of creme fraiche to 225g of lemon curd and added some lemon zest to the mixture as the original was a touch too sweet for my taste

emilyshort's picture

Excellent little pudding. So easy to prepare, really tasty and fresh, and they look fab too. Next time I might make my own baskets too!

lberr30's picture

This recipe is GREAT!
The chocolate though was a bit of a disaster!☻☻☺☺♥♥

lwilliams82's picture

These were incredibly easy and looked impressive and my guests loved them but i thought they were a bit too sweet, i'd reduce the amount of lemon curd slightly next time

lberr30's picture

I did the exact recipe and it was the best kind of food I have ever eaten!!!

louroberts1's picture

Very quick and easy - but looks really impressive! Great for impressing friends when you don't have much time - guaranteed to get compliments. I forgot to pop it back in the fridge but still tasted delicious.

xocupcakexo's picture

soundin quite nice x

foxwood-coriander's picture

Gorgeous and sooo quick, make sure curd is room temp not refridgerated or can go lumpy!!

bettiboop123's picture

This was a fantastic dish! Quick and easy but looks very impressive. I left out the chocolate and I'm really glad I did. I thought the lemon and the raspberries made it refreshing and tangy.

michellecollins's picture

I made these for a dinner for my friends and it went down so well they all asked for the recipe.
I have also used it for cheesecake style dish. Crush some ginger biscuit or digestives and place in a glass then layer the cream mixture and raspberries on top. Grate the chocolate on top if using

violakwiatkowska's picture

My friends were impressed, they loved it and could not believe I made it myself.

However, mixing all of the créme fraiche with the lemon curd gives you far to much of the filling for 6 brandy baskets.

habdabs's picture

The second time I made these, I used orange curd instead of lemon. Equally brilliant result! Blueberries work well instead of raspberries and make a nice colour contrast.


Questions (2)

snubs123's picture

Would the flavours still work together if I used lime curd instead of lemon, please?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, thanks for your question, yes this would be nice using lime curd too! Happy cooking.

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