Lemon Cream and Mixed Berry Compote

I once had this in a restaurant such a long time ago that I cannot even remember which restaurant it was, but I had not forgotten the dessert. It was so scrumptious and more-ish that when I was deciding what to make for our dinner party dessert this weekend there was no other choice.  I am always making things full of chocolate which in my opinion can only be beaten by a delicious lemon dessert. So on the menu this week; Lemon Cream and Mixed Berry Compote served with Home-Made Shortbread Biscuits and this is the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 600ml of Double Cream
  • 350g of Sugar
  • 5 Lemons
  • 250g of Mixed Berries (this time I used Blackberries and Blueberries)
My Lemon Cream Drizzled with Mixed Berry Compote and Shortbread for Dipping!

Method

  1. Firstly, zest and juice the 5 lemons and set aside
  2. Then bring the double cream to the boil in a saucepan
  3. Once the cream is boiling turn down the heat to a simmer
  4. Add 250g of sugar whilst continually stirring for 2-3 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved
  5. Continue to stir as you add the lemon zest and juice
  6. Simmer for a further minute before removing the mixture from the heat
  7. After 10 minutes of cooling pour the mixture evenly into 4 serving glasses and leave to cool down for 50 minutes
  8. After the 50 minutes ensure the mixture is cool before putting into the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours
  9. When the creams have chilled for 2 hours you can prepare the compote
  10. Put the berries and 100g of sugar in a pan and stir well as you heat them
  11. As the sugar dissolves and the berries breakdown bring the mixture to a simmer
  12. Simmer for 5-6 minutes / stirring well
  13. Remove from the heat
  14. Take a spoon and drizzle a small part of the compote over the top of the creams and put back in the fridge to chill for a few minutes
  15. Let the compote cool before placing into a jug for serving

Serving Suggestions

Drizzle the Mixed Berry Compote over the top of the chilled Lemon Cream and serve with Home-Made Shortbread Biscuits

I served my Lemon Cream and Mixed Berry Compote in 4 individual mini desserts but this dessert would also be great as one cream that could then be served out into individual bowls if you wanted to split the dessert between more people or even save some for later. Either way this dessert was divine and it was great for me to try baking something a little bit different and I am really proud of myself that this came out so well! Having the shortbread biscuits to dip in were a really great idea and broke up the strong flavours of the lemon and berries, which were surprisingly more sickly than I had anticipated, I suppose fruit is not always healthy!

If you have any other delicious Lemon based desserts I would love to hear your recipes!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. thehungrymum says:

    This looks amazing… yum! I love lemon desserts, too & have quite a few on my blog 🙂

    1. Ooh thank you, I will have a look 🙂

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