Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sticky Meyer Lemon Pudding and Giveaway Winners

This dessert reminded me a lot of a lime pudding my mom made when I was a kid, so I wanted to make it for her with some lemons from the tree in my backyard (it's overflowing right now!).  It's similar to a chocolate lava cake, but with lemons - you end up with a tasty lemon sponge cake on top and a creamy lemon curd/lemon sauce on the bottom.  The consistency of the sauce depends on how long you cook the pudding - we undercooked ours a bit so it was sort of saucy, but it definitely did not matter - it was still insanely good!  Obviously this pudding will still be very delicious with regular lemons, but it you have access to Meyer lemons, this is an excellent place to showcase them - their delicate, almost floral aroma really comes out and isn't overwhelmed by the other ingredients.

Try to eat as much of this as possible right when you make it - while the leftovers were still delicious, they definitely didn't quite compare to the pudding straight out of the oven.  Mom, Grandma and I ate this as dessert after a dinner of Moroccan Quinoa Salad, and it was the perfect rich sweet to pair with a light dinner - that way you can eat more of it!

Sticky Meyer Lemon Pudding (adapted from Fuss Free Cooking, original recipe here)
Serves 4-6

2.5 ounces butter, softened
6 ounces sugar
Zest of 1 Meyer lemon (grated on a Microplane if possible)
3 large eggs, separated
3 ounces all-purpose flour
1 cup low-fat milk
Juice of 3 Meyer lemons

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat together the butter, sugar, and lemon zest until pale.  Beat in the egg yolks one at a time.
3. Beat in the flour and milk in three additions (flour-milk-flour).  Finally, beat in the lemon juice.
4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to medium peaks, and then fold into the lemon mixture carefully.
5. Pour the batter into an oiled baking dish, and then place the baking dish in a larger pan.  Fill the larger pan halfway up the side of the baking dish with hot water.  Place in the oven and bake for about 50 minutes, or until the pudding is nicely browned and set on top (but still somewhat jiggly).
6. Remove the dish from the larger pan and let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

Giveaway Winners

Here are the winners of my recent cookbook giveaway.  Please contact me with your mailing address and I'll do my best to send everything out in the next week or so.  Two cookbooks - Blog Aid and Seriously Simple Holidays - went unclaimed, so comment here if you'd like either one!

The Mayo Clinic Williams-Sonoma Cookbook - tigermoonproductions
500 Cupcakes - Shumaila
Confetti Cakes - ladybird97
Cooking Light Annual Recipes - Erin Milne

I'm sending this recipe off to the These Chicks Cooked Link Party.


  1. And you, too, are a winner! You won the $25 gift certificate to Whole Foods from Cookistry. Send me an email at Cookistry at gmail dot com with your contact information so I can get that card to you.

  2. I would be interested in the Blog Aid cookbook if it's still available ;)

    Laura @

  3. Yum! This pudding looks awesome and easy. It's going on my list of things to try this weekend!

  4. Looks delicious! And it reads as a refreshing post since the blogosphere is no longer inundated with Meyer lemons!

  5. I love lemon desserts and this one looks just amazing! You are so lucky to have a lemon tree!

  6. I can't wait to make it!

    I do have a question about the steps though.

    Step 2 instructs to add the lemon juice and then Step 3 also instructs to add the lemon juice. What's the trick?


  7. @ GreenInOC - thanks for the catch, in step 2 it should be the zest! :)

  8. looks pretty yummy n delicious..
    new to your space...lovely blog you have..
    very interesting posts..nice presentation..
    Am your new subscriber now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  9. This is Laura, and I requested the Blog Aid cookbook. I just wanted to let you know it arrived and I am having a blast making the recipes!
    Thanks again for being so kind, this cookbook has really brightened my day!

  10. @ Laura - So glad you are enjoying it!! :)