Four winter berry & white chocolate pots

Winter berry & white chocolate pots

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 30 mins plus 8 hrs chilling

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Serves 6

Make these pretty pots ahead of time for a stress-free dessert at Christmas. You can keep them in the fridge for up to three days before serving

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal1069
  • fat84g
  • saturates51g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars56g
  • fibre5g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.3g
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  • pomegranate seeds, to serve

For the white chocolate layer

  • 100ml double cream
  • 200g white chocolate, chopped
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

    why-t chok-lit

    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • 2 large lemons, zested



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

For the berry layer

  • 300g mixed frozen berries, defrosted
  • 150g frozen raspberries



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

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 600ml double cream
  • 160g golden caster sugar

For the pistachio shortbread

  • 100g unsalted butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 135g plain flour
  • 50g pistachios, finely chopped, plus extra to serve


  1. For the white chocolate layer, heat the cream in a saucepan until steaming and bubbles appear around the edge. Add the chocolate and lemon zest and stir until melted. Set six short tumblers tilted on their sides in a muffin tin (this is how you get a slanted layer). Pour the mixture into the glasses, then chill for 4 hrs, or until set.

  2. For the berry layer, put all the frozen berries in a food processor and whizz until puréed. Push through a sieve using a wooden spoon directly into a jug, then stir through the lemon juice. Put the cream and sugar in a saucepan and warm gently until the sugar melts. Increase the heat and boil for 3 mins, stirring continuously. Remove from the heat and stir through the purée. Cool for 15 mins before sitting the glasses upright and pouring over the white chocolate layer. Chill for 4 hrs or until set.

  3. Heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Line a baking sheet with non-stick parchment. To make the shortbread, put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Mix in ¼ tsp fine sea salt, the flour and pistachios to get a stiff dough, then bring together with your hands into a smooth ball. Put between two sheets of baking parchment and roll out to around ½cm. Chill for 20 mins. Cut into 20 rounds about 4cm and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 mins, then slide off the sheet onto a wire rack and leave to cool. Can be made two days ahead and kept in an airtight container.

  4. When ready to serve, top the possets with the chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds, and serve with the pistachio biscuits.

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Louise Graham's picture
Louise Graham
13th Feb, 2020
I made these at Christmas and they didn’t go down well. They took ages to make, which would have been fine if they were great but they were far too sweet - several guests (including me) only had a few mouthfuls and left the rest. I definitely followed the recipe to the letter, from the magazine. I won’t make these again.
mrsliz's picture
10th Jan, 2020
Made these as an alternative Christmas dessert. I've got mixed feelings about them. The white chocolate layer set so hard that it was a struggled to scoop out and eat but it tasted great. The berry layer didn't set well and was borderline sloppy even after 24 hours in the fridge but also tasted great. Most of my guests left the white chocolate layer as it was too much effort. I don't think i'll be making these again unfortunately.
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