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Inspired by her Italian roots, Paola put a spin on lemon cream to create these lemon desserts - they’re a refreshing dish to serve after a big festive meal. For more food ideas and recipe inspiration, join the Coles Cooking Club Facebook group at

  • Serves6
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 2 hours chilling & overnight chilling time
Paola’s Christmas lemon cups


  • 600ml thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 tbs finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) limoncello
  • 12 savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits), halved crossways
  • Mixed berries, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the cream, sugar and lemon rind in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until the mixture thickens slightly. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl and place in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.

  2. Step 2

    Add lemon juice and whisk until soft peaks form. Spoon one-quarter of the mixture evenly among serving glasses.

  3. Step 3

    Place the limoncello in a shallow dish. Dip biscuits in limoncello and turn to coat. Place 2 biscuit halves over the cream mixture in each glass and drizzle with 1/2 tsp of the remaining limoncello. Continue layering with the remaining lemon cream, biscuits and limoncello, finishing with lemon cream. Place in the fridge overnight to chill.

  4. Step 4

    Top with mixed berries to serve.

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