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Creamy Lime Pudding

Creamy Lime Pudding with Graham Cracker Streusel

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We’ve partnered with Food52, an online community of home cooks and recipe writers, to bring you their most memorable recipes for sharing with friends and family. Food writer and recipe developer Emma Laperruque adapted a beloved user recipe for posset, a British custard, by adding fresh lime juice and zest. This puckery pudding couldn’t be easier: Simply boil cream and sugar together, add the citrus, and chill. She layers it in glasses with a buttery graham cracker crumble for a bit of crunch and silky richness in every spoonful.

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  • Calories 470
  • Protein 3g
  • Total Carb 44g
  • Total Fat 34g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • stick unsalted butter
    • 1/2
    • stick unsalted butter
  • limes
    • 3
    • limes
  • heavy cream
    • 1 container
    • heavy cream
  • sugar
    • 1/2 cup
    • sugar
  • graham crackers
    • 4
    • graham crackers
  • parchment paper
    • 1
    • parchment paper

What You’ll Need

  • baking sheet
  • 8" medium pot with lid

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    Preheat oven to 325°F. Set butter aside to soften at room temperature. If you have a zester and want to infuse your pudding with even more lime flavor, zest up to 1 lime. Halve limes. Clear space in your refrigerator for a medium pot. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for Step 5.

  2. Make lime pudding

    Make lime pudding

    In a medium pot, stir together cream, ⅓ cup sugar (save remainder for Step 4), and lime zest, if using. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium high and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes (the cream mixture should be bubbling). Remove pot from heat. Add juice of 3 limes and ¼ teaspoon salt to pot and whisk to combine.

  3. Chill lime pudding

    Chill lime pudding

    Cover pot, then transfer lime pudding to refrigerator. Chill until set, about 30 minutes.

  4. Make graham cracker streusel

    Make graham cracker streusel

    While pudding chills, in a large bowl, crumble graham crackers into fine crumbs. Add remaining sugar and ⅛ teaspoon salt to bowl with graham cracker crumbs and stir to combine. Add softened butter and, using your fingers or a fork, work butter into graham cracker mixture to combine into a crumbly texture—the butter pieces should be pea-sized.

  5. Bake graham cracker streusel

    Bake graham cracker streusel

    Add graham cracker streusel to prepared baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Bake until golden and fragrant, 13-16 minutes. Then, remove sheet from oven and set aside to cool until pudding has set. Use the remaining downtime to get ahead on dishes or relax with friends and family.

  6. Plate creamy lime pudding

    Plate creamy lime pudding

    Once cooled, break graham cracker streusel into small pieces. Divide half of streusel among 4 glasses (so you can see the layers) or ramekins. Slowly pour over chilled lime pudding, then top with remaining streusel. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!

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