Kaffir Lime Custards

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Kaffir Lime Custards
Kaffir Lime Custards
Will Budiaman

Kaffir Lime Custards

This dreamy custard is super silky and astonishingly simple to make. The secret: It firms up in a couple of hours with lime juice instead of the usual eggs or gelatin.

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Ready in
2 h, 30 m
8
Servings
461
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: The custards can be refrigerated overnight. Garnish just before serving.

*Note: Kaffir lime leaves, popular in Indonesian, Thai, and other Southeast Asian cuisines, are available at specialty food stores and online.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Cups heavy cream
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves*
  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
  • Lychees, quartered, for garnish
  • Mint, chopped, for garnish
  • Sea salt, for garnish

Directions

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the cream with the sugar and kaffir lime leaves and bring to a simmer. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cream is slightly reduced, about 15 minutes.

Whisk the lime juice into the hot cream. Set a fine-meshed sieve over a measuring cup and strain the cream. Stir in the lime zest and salt. Pour the cream into eight 6-ounce glasses and refrigerate until chilled and set, at least 2 hours. Garnish the custards with whipped cream, lychees, mint, and sea salt and serve right away.

Lime Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lime Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
59%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
24g
100%
Cholesterol
143mg
48%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
429µg
48%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.1%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
73mg
7%
Fiber
0.2g
0.7%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
2%
Iron
0.1mg
0.7%
Magnesium
9mg
2%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Phosphorus
67mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
102mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.2%
Sodium
113mg
5%
Sugars, added
25g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.8%

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