Lime possets with raspberries

Lime possets with raspberries

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 mins Plus chilling


Serves 2
You only need four ingredients for this refreshing summer dessert, plus it can be made a day ahead

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal619
  • fat54g
  • saturates30g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 200ml double cream
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp lime juice (about 3 limes), plus zest 1 lime
  • few raspberries



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


  1. Put the cream and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat until just boiling, then boil vigorously for 2½ mins, while stirring constantly. Turn off the heat, stir in the lime juice and most of the zest and divide between 2 small pots or glasses. Chill for at least 2 hrs (or overnight if you’re making ahead), until set.

  2. To serve top each posset with a few raspberries and the remaining zest.

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Comments (18)

katiecooks123's picture

Such an easy dessert to make, my friends love it - It's my go-to pudding for when I have people round now. It's rich but quite citrusy which keeps it light - YUM.

futureblossom's picture

Delicious dessert that's always a winner. Half lemon half lime works really well. Shortbread completes it.

nickismithy's picture

really lovely but I used less sugar the second time as it was a bit sweet.

SueChef1's picture

Second time in a week - I think I'll allow half a lime for a tablespoon juice, as always have some left over. I love making things in advance - however, this time I put the raspberries (frozen) and the lime zest on top before putting them in the fridge - will let you know if it's a disaster or not!

Ballynure's picture

Not bad as a fresh winter desert either! I made almond shortbread and the combination worked really well.

Pollyonion's picture

I made this last night as a "light" dessert to follow a huge Mexican feast!! It was lovely, very citrussy- but still quite sweet. Would make again, although next time will grate the zest (used a zester and the long strips weren't good).

cheekynieki's picture

Really nice pudding, very sweet though. Next time I will add a little less sugar.

kirstym1987's picture

This recipe was so easy and made a great dessert which went down well with the whole family!

zenagreen's picture

THIS RECIPE WAS AMAZING!! so easy so yet sooo tasty- thankyou!!

lindsay990's picture

Very easy and very tasty. I used lime and lemon which worked well. They are quite sweet so you don't need much per person. I served them in espresso cups with a little biscuit on the side. Went down very well with my guests.

pmcdowell's picture

Amazing dessert. Everyone loves it. So simple to make it has become a firm favourite.

pineapplex's picture

this was so simple to make, but i made it with lemons instead! and drizzled sugar on the top, one word, YUMMY!

abii's picture

This is virtually identical to a Gary Rhodes recipe which has become one of my staple desserts... mainly because the ingredients are so easy to remember that I can pick them up in the supermarket when I realise I need to make a pudding but haven't looked up any recipes in advance!

Nice variations include: doing it with half lemon and lime juice; top it with blueberries instead of raspberries and (my own personal favourite), slice some bananas in the bottom of the glass before topping with this (their blandness complements the rich flavour).

krissyb's picture

Lovely, refrshing & so easy to make!

mydarlings's picture

i added gooseberries instead of lime mmmm

oriane89's picture

I really liked this recipe although I think i could do with a bit more lime juice.

I also made a biscuit base with orange segment on top as a kinda mock trifle. It was perfect.
Love this recipe will most definatley make this again

ailiejan's picture

so easy and so delicious

kasiamaskill's picture

lovely and refreshing

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mitchturn's picture

I added a ginger biscuit base like you would for a cheesecake and drizzled raspberry coulis over top it was lovely.