Easy Lemon Pudding Recipe

A lemon pudding is probably one of the easiest desserts you can make. The key is a thick cream, reduced slightly, and combined with tart lemon juice. Use fancy glasses for a memorable presentation.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries or blackberries, to garnish


  1. Warm the cream and sugar: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the cream, sugar and lemon zest. Bring to a boil. Adjust the heat to a gentle boil, and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
    Watch carefully and stir frequently to keep the cream from boiling over.
  2. Add the lemon juice and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and let the cream cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain and chill. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a 4-cup liquid measuring cup or other container for easy pouring.
    Pour into 4 four-ounce ramekins or pretty stemmed glasses.
  5. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours, or until set. This pudding can also be prepared and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance. Top each glass with berries just before serving.

Source: Simply Recipes

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