Baked Lemon Pudding in the Hamptons

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 16, 2011 at 6:50pm

baked lemon pudding

The day I arrived at my inlaws’ home in East Hampton, John’s dad made one of his famous dins, this time spinach souffles with rock shrimp sauce followed by braised beef short ribs with couscous. For dessert…this luscious lemon pudding. God I love lemon desserts – better than chocolate. Yeah, I just said that.

The pudding is easy to pull together and best made ahead – that’s party food in my book. The top emerges golden and crusty but when you spoon into it, it’s all soft lemon pudding-y, luscious and creamy. He serves it plain, which is amazing, but I could imagine adding a berry sauce and perhaps even softly whipped cream to you know, gild the lily, Hamptons-style.

Baked Lemon Pudding
John S. Levy
Serves 10-12

*Make this pudding the day before you plan to serve it.

6 eggs, separated
3 lemons, rind grated, juiced
6 Tbsp. flour
4 1/2 c. whole milk
1 1/2 c. soft butter
3 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a large souffle dish with some of the softened butter. Set out a large baking pan—large enough to hold the souffle dish.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Transfer whites to a large bowl.

Return the bowl to the mixer and add the egg yolks, lemon rind, lemon juice, flour, milk, butter, and sugar. Beat until smooth and light, about 4 minutes.

Pour the egg yolk mixture over the egg whites and gently fold together. Transfer mixture to the buttered souffle dish. Set the souffle dish in the larger baking pan and add enough water to come at least 1-inch up the side of the souffle dish.

Bake pudding for 1 1/2 hours or until knife comes out clean and pudding is brown on top. Cool on a rack to room temperature, then refrigerate overnight.

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  1. By FreshTartSteph on November 28, 2011 at 10:11AM

    Chloe - AWESOME! I'm so glad and I always love to hear when kids enjoy too. Thanks for the sweet note. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. By Chloe @ FatBurningFurnace on November 25, 2011 at 3:35PM

    I love lemon also and this was just delicious! My kids even like lemon, probably because I have always had something made with lemon when they were growing up. This was super easy to make and yummy - what more could I ask for??

  3. By FreshTartSteph on September 6, 2011 at 7:15PM

    Sasha - Thank you and I hope your mum enjoys! That would make me really happy. Let me know...

  4. By FreshTartSteph on September 6, 2011 at 7:13PM

    Ha, OK, how about as good as chocolate?! Lemon, mmm. Thanks dear!

  5. By Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles on August 29, 2011 at 5:35PM

    I might have to argue with you about being "better than chocolate". But I do love a good lemon dessert - this looks luscious. And I'm sure it was extra fabulous being eaten in the Hamptons!

  6. By Sasha @ The Procrastobaker on August 25, 2011 at 3:02AM

    Ive alwaayysss wanted to try one of these self saucing lemon puds, mostly as my mum says its her favvourriteee dessert and keeps hinting at me to make one! This looks truly gorgeous and you may have given me the final nudge needed to make my mum a very happy lady :) Beautiful photo!