Lemon Cream Dessert
This light, airy lemon cream dessert is the ultimate in elegant desserts and is surprisingly easy to make. This tangy lemon dessert holds its shape with the help of gelatin, eggs, and light whipped topping.
1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1-1/2 cup water
2 slightly beaten eggs
1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/3 cup lemon juice
4 ounces frozen light Cool Whip topping, thawed (1/2 of 8 ounce container)
Lemon peel strips (optional)
In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and gelatin; stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture bubbles and gelatin is dissolved. Gradually stir about half of the gelatin mixture into the slightly beaten eggs. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat for two to three minutes or until slightly thickened.
Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the shredded lemon peel and lemon juice. Chill in ice water about 20 minutes or just until the mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.
Fold the whipped topping into the lemon mixture. Chill again in ice water about 15 minutes or just until mixture mounds, stirring occasionally.
Spoon into individual dessert dishes or souffle dishes. Cover and chill at least two hours or until set. If desired, garnish with lemon peel strips.
Recipe makes 6 servings
Serving Size: 1/2-cup
Calories: 107; Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 71mg; Sodium: 37mg; Carbohydrates: 15g; Protein: 3g; Fiber: 0g
Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Fat