Beyond The Messy Kitchen – Lemon Posset with Raspberry Surprise

I love the combination of lemon and raspberries and even more so I love a simple desserts! This post combines the two of these things! The lovely flavour combination of lemon posset with a raspberry compote combined with one hell of an easy dessert!

With a great crop of raspberries on the way I think it is a good time to share this quick recipe with you all to use them in a way that will no doubt impress your friends. I used big enough glasses for mine and got four from the below recipe but this can easily be served in shot glasses for a dinner party.

Lemon Posset with Raspberry Surprise

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  • 2 lemons
  • 150g sugar
  • 425ml cream
  • 50g raspberries
  • 1-2 tbsp water


  1. In a small saucepan place the raspberries, 25g of sugar and water
  2. Gently heat the mixture and cook for five minutes
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before spooning into the bottom of each glass
  4. In a large saucepan place the cream, remaining sugar, lemon zest and juice
  5. Bring to the boil and boil for three minutes
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a jug
  7. Allow to cool slightly before pouring into glasses
  8. Allow the mixture to cool fully before placing in the fridge to set (Approximately four hours)
  9. Serve with a sprig of mint

Note: I found holding a tea spoon to the side of the glass and pouring the posset on to it slowly helped prevent the raspberry bottom being disturbed