There’s this pizza restaurant in my town that, besides making incredible pizza, also makes a small selection of silken desserts–pot de creme, pudding and posset. It’s a cool and refreshing ending to a hot and sometimes spicy dinner.
When pondering make-ahead dessert choices for a dinner party I was planning, I was reminded of that creamy lemon wonder. Hey! I’ve got a mandarin orange tree loaded with fruit. Decision made.
I’ve made a few custards in my time, and this one was one of the best. Creamy, light and citrusy and a breeze to put together. I was somewhat skeptical that they would firm up, but they did. Thankfully, as I had no time to figure out another dessert for my party.
You know what I was also thankful for? Leftovers.
You don’t need to wait for a party to make these. Go ahead and try it while the citrus is in season!
*This recipe is adapted from this one at Epicurious.