Apr 22 2013

Lemon Cups

Sometimes I feel like a mad scientist as I play around with things in the kitchen. I gave this one a few tries until I was happy. I originally tried this using filo dough….I didn’t like the results so I changed it to puff pastries. Easier to work with and tastes delicious too. These would be a perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea or coffee. These are low in sugar but you can always use “real” sugar to make yours too.

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 What You Need

1 Cup granulated sugar substitute ( or regular sugar)

1/4 Cup sugar (optional)

3 Tbsp. corn starch

3 Tbsp. Gelatin powder

2 1/2 Cups milk

1/4 tsp. Vanilla

3 Egg yolks, lightly beaten (set whites aside)

3 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest (extra for garnish, optional)

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/2 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (softened-room temperature)

I Package ( 6) puff pastry shells (from your local bakery, or markets freezer section)

Cling wrap


Basting brush


3 Mixing bowls

Electric Mixer
whipped topping ( optional)

Before You Start: Prepare puff pastries according to directions ( use basting brush to brush pastries with egg whites before baking) .When they are gold brown let cool and then cut out the centers. Do not cut through to the bottoms. Set aside for filling later. Note-This recipe requires refrigeration prior to serving.

Lets Make It! In a mixing bowl combine sugar substitute, ( sugar), butter, salt , corn starch and gelatin and mix well with electric mixer on medium high speed until well blended.  In another bowl combine milk, vanilla, egg yolks, zest, and salt and whisk until smooth.  Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients slowly, beating on low speed until well incorporated. Pour the whole mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, cook for about 15 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and pour into a deep dish or bowl and cover with cling wrap. Make sure the cling wrap touches the surface of the lemon filling; this will keep it from developing a skin. When cooled and thickened (about 2 hours) Scoop into cups,. if desired add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with a bit of lemon zest to serve.

Serves 6

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  1. small Kucing

    mmm i can taste it already…refreshing

  2. Janine Huldie

    Looks amazing and thanks for sharing. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Happy Monday Katherine!! :)

  3. ColleenB.

    Lemon lovers here so these would be perfect.
    thank U

  4. Heather @ new house, new home, new life

    Lemon and puff pastry together! What a great combination!! Filing this one for future reference!!

  5. Cindy

    Love lemon sweets, looks sooo good!

  6. Beverly

    Oh, Katie. Yum!

  7. Judy Haughton-James

    This looks great Katie! We have lemons on our farm. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday. By the way, I just saw the picture of Izzy on your sidebar! He is oh so cute! Have a good day my friend.

  8. Pam Capone

    I love lemon so refreshing beautiful dessert

  9. Rosey

    I’m thinking that looks pretty delicious. Hurrah for mad scientists!

  10. jo

    YUm…love anything lemon,these look gahjesssssss

  11. bridgetstraub.com

    They look so delicious and I’m not even a fan of lemon.

  12. Linda

    These are beautiful. Light and cool sounding.

    We’re having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa and i’d love it if you would share these there.


  13. Melissa B

    Oh my Katherine! These look fabulous! =)
    Pinning to save!


  14. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    These look light and delicious!

  15. Linda

    I just sat down with my morning coffee. How nice it would be to have one of your lemon cups, even better to have it with you!

  16. Diane

    I can taste the delicious lemon flavor. Looks nice and light. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. Enjoy your week xxoo

  17. carolinaheartstrings

    These look fantastic. We are linked to the party at BeBetsy!

    1. Denise@bebetsy

      Hello our dear sweet Carolina Heartstrings!

  18. Denise@bebetsy

    These are lucious!! Yummy. Saw this on Tara @SugarSpice,&Bacon lnk party. Yay! She is amazing, isn’t she? So are you! See you soon!

  19. nina @ mamas*little*treasures

    Putting this one in the May issue of Ruby! Just wanted to let you know . . . . along with the blueberry muffins, the spring hat tutorial, and the promo for your new giveaway. Anything else? Just let me know ;o) Love, N

  20. Linda

    Katherine, thanks for linking up at What’d You Do This Weekend? Pinned and making these!
    Hope to see you again next week. I truly enjoy your beautiful site.


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