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Meyer Lemon Budino

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr

A budino is a sweet Italian custard or pudding. Adding lemon to the mix makes this both sweet and tart, a great dessert to accompany any spring lunch or dinner.

Meyer Lemon Budino

 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
 3 large eggs, separated
 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
 1/4 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
 2 tbsp fresh regular lemon juice
 2 tbsp Meyer lemon zest, separated
 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
 mascarpone cheese for garnish
 Colavita Olive Oil for ramekins

Preheat oven to 350°F.


Rub Colavita Olive Oil around the insides of 6 ramekins to grease them.


Combine ½ cup sugar, milk, egg yolks, flour, lemon juices, and 1 tbsp lemon zest in a large bowl; whisk until well blended.


Using electric mixer, beat egg whites until foamy and increased in volume. Slowly add 2 tbsp sugar to egg whites as you mix. Continue to mix until soft peaks form.


Fold the egg whites into the lemon mixture in two parts. Divide mixture among prepared ramekins.


Place filled ramekins in a roasting pan.


Pour enough hot water into roasting pan to come half-way up the sides of the ramekins.


Bake until tops are golden and spring back when lightly touched, about 30 minutes.


Remove cups from pan. Serve warm or cold, topped with mascarpone cheese and remaining lemon zest.



Nutrition Facts

Servings 6