- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Pinch salt
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2/3 cup 2% milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Lime slices, optional
- In a small saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; whisk in egg yolks and milk until smooth. Whisk in lemon and lime juices until blended; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Stir in lemon and lime peels.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl. Cover surface with plastic wrap; refrigerate until cold.
- To serve, in a small bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Fold into lemon mixture. Spoon into serving dishes. If desired, top with lime slices. Yield: 6 servings.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
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"First off: Plan to eat this the same day you make it!!! Why? The citric juices begin to "cook" the dairy ingredients and the texture is not as good the next day. I make this for summer night meals when lemon and lime flavors are especially appreciated. This one takes a bit of time and effort but it is made ahead of time anyway to cool in the fridge. I put in more than 1 Tbsp. of lime--maybe 2 Tablespoons. I also sometimes add green or yellow food coloring b/c without it, it looks a bit bland. The flavor is very good however. Suitable for company."