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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding






I have more good news to share with you. The folks at Tillamook Cheese are featuring our Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup on their site - they're calling it calling it Soup of the Gods. We also received a nod for our Pumpkin Butter in the on-line Health and Fitness section of Glamour magazine.


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Today's recipe is for an old-fashioned pudding that lemon-lovers will really enjoy. I want to emphasize that this is a pudding, not a curd. A curd contains no cornstarch and the only liquid used to make it is the juice of lemons. Lemon fillings and puddings, however, are made with water or milk and use cornstarch as a thickener. Like most old recipes, this one is simple and quite straight forward. It is tart. If you have small children you might want to use less zest than the recipe calls for. While I hate to suggest that, I think it's better than adding additional sugar. Make sure you remove only the yellow colored portion of rind. The white pith will make the pudding bitter. I've found that two large lemons will give the juice and zest I need to make this. This is a wonderful, inexpensive family dessert.

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2-1/2 cups milk
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions:
1) Place sugar and cornstarch in a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk to combine. Gradually add milk, whisking until smooth. Add egg yolks, lemon zest and salt. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until sauce thickens and coats a spoon.
2) Remove pan from heat. Stir in lemon juice and butter. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl or individual serving dishes. Let cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap. Transfer to refrigerator for 2 hours, or until set. Serve chilled. Yield: 4 -6 servings.

43 comments:

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I seriously love lemon pudding. Ooooh, I'd be tempted to use some of this as a filling in a cake!
Thanks for sharing!

Jaynie said...

What a lovely recipe. It looks to simple and refreshing.

Charlotte said...

This looks so good I can almost taste it. Love lemon flavor.
Charlotte

Lynda said...

I love the tartness of lemon in just about anything, but especially desserts!This pudding looks so creamy and refreshing.
Congrats on your exciting news, Mary!

Rachel said...

Citrus is my fav flavour..and this pudding looks really decadent....

Deanna said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh,
the power of lemons!!!
Looks fantastic and I'm a gonna have to try this recipe.
Thanx for sharing.
God bless,
d

. said...

Lemon pudding...
Alfazema

ButterYum said...

Wow... congratulations are in order!

Lovely pudding... must try. Great photo too!

Ginger said...

Wow, your pudding looks like a perfect way to end a fall dinner. Great photo and congrats on all your GOOD NEWS!!

Joycee said...

This one hold many happy memories for me since Mom made this often. Creamy and bright, it satifies my sweet tooth perfectly! Thanks Mary...
joy c. at grannymountain

Martha said...

Love lemon anything -- it looks yummy and I've never made lemon pudding! (although I've made a lot of curd!)

Cathy said...

This is a perfect dessert for my taste. Not too sweet and lots of flavor.I'll choose a lemon dessert any day.

SnoWhite said...

Mary, you have made my day!!! I love lemon pudding... and use it as a layer in my favorite birthday cake of all times! Since we've moved away from processed foods, I have not yet succeeded in a yummy lemon pudding recipe -- this looks like it will do the trick!! THANK YOU!

Hootin' Anni said...

:::swallowing so hard right now::: you have me in ecstasy...I love anything lemon. Boy oh boy...I'm so making this.

Hope your Thursday will treat you kindly today Mary.

Foley said...

Congrats on being picked up on the two sites, I checked both of them out! Your photo on the Glamour site looks great!
The lemon pudding looks so lucious and velvety...I enjoy something a little more tart every once on awhile, and I love anything lemon!!

Alyssa said...

Congratulations! And lemon pudding, yum. It looks delicious and silky.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Congratulations on getting your recipes accepted!

Your pudding is a classic! it looks so rich and creamy.

Allie said...

I don't know if I can wait 2 hours for this to chill! Next problem will be not eating the whole thing in one sitting. :)

Pam said...

Congrats on your features on the Tillamook website and Glamour magazine Mary!

I love lemon desserts - this pudding looks and sounds wonderful.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I am definitely a lemon lover, and would choose it over chocolate any day.
Looks delicious!
Congratulations on your features!!

heartnsoulcooking said...

My husband loves anything made with lemon. Looks wonderful.
Geri

mbkatc230 said...

This sounds delicious, lemon is one of my favorite flavors. Congratulations on your good news! Kathy

the ungourmet said...

Such wonderful news! Congratulations!

Lemon is just about my favorite pudding flavor. It looks delicious!

Esi said...

I really need to try making pudding from scratch. It looks fabulous.

CC said...

Mary, You have outdone yourself this time. Lemon anything is a favorite..I
can see the as tarts, between cake layers..a pie..just about anything.
Congratulations on being featured on both areas. It couldn't happen to a sweeter person. You are always so gracious to share all your wonderful recipes with us...you deserve awards.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful recipe. This is something that is just so delicious after a meal (really, anytime)and look absolutely heavenly!

Chef Fresco said...

Wow, congrats on all the publicity! I love pudding - I mean I could seriously eat it with every meal. Looks delicious!

Lorie said...

Mary, you are one of the most dedicated bloggers ever! I can always count on you to have something new and fresh up everyday. Your lemon pudding looks delish and easy enough that even I could do it.:o)

Kate said...

Congratulations on being featured on the two sites. That is cool.

I love lemon and pudding sounds pretty great right now. Lemons are turning yellow on the trees right now...it won't be long.

jeanne said...

Hello Mary, thank you so much for your visit and your sweet comments about my sisters. Yes, we are very lucky to be so close.

I am sorry I have missed some of your posts. We have been soooo busy with company. My cousin left on Sunday and my sister-in-law arrived on Wednesday. Both will have stayed 10 days each, before the next week is gone. Love the company and you know there is lots of cooking going on here. Sadly my computer time is limited.

Love the lemon pudding recipe. I have made cornstarch pudding for years. Great stuff. I have never made lemon pudding. It sounds and looks great.

Congratulations on the recognition of your Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup. Also your Pumpkin Butter being featured in Glamour Magazine. Post it Mary,I know you are thrilled. I would love to see it in print.

Have a wonderful week. I forgot to mention I made an acorn squash recipe for our company and am posting it tomorrow. different and good.

Hugs, Jeanne
I am so happy for your

Mary said...

Yum! Anything lemon is right up my alley and this pudding looks and sounds wonderful.

Congrats on your features too - way to go!!

TanyaLea said...

Looks refreshing... I can't wait to try this one!

And congrats on your recognitions, too!! :)


Blessings and Hugs,
~Tanya

Debinhawaii said...

I love lemon and this looks delicious. Congrats on your good news too!

Bethie said...

Looks delicious, light and tangy.

teresa said...

This sounds so good! Thanks for the recipe. I think I will try it.

The Food Hunter said...

My husband will love this. Can't wait to try it.

My Little Space said...

I'm salivating. Such a good looking & refreshing pudding!

Katy ~ said...

I am positively THRILLED for your exciting news!

Love lemon. I think this pudding would make me smile from the inside out!

Sue said...

I made this easy, quick to make dessert and found the balance of sweet and sour perfect. I made mine in the microwave and was wrapped in the result.

Sarah said...

I just made this recipe for our family New Year's Eve dinner. I tasted it before spooning it into the dessert dishes. It tastes divine! Can't wait to share it with the family. Thanks for posting this!

Moran said...

Great recipe, thanks! The pudding is so good I couldn't wait for it to cool off and I'm eating it warm straight out of the pan :)

Will definitely make this again and again and again,

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Great recipe, and so easy and quick to make. I grated a little lemon zest over the top just before serving it with a few lady fingers.

Victoria said...

I just followed this recipe, and it is amazing!!! It's cooling now, but I took a few bites, and it is delicious! Thank you for posting....Lemon pudding reminds me of a children's book I read when I was young. :-)

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