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Lemon Cream Dessert Served With Orange Juice

By Chinelo Nwagbo
18 December 2009   |   10:00 pm
  TT is impossible to forget that Christmas is just around the corner. During this festive season, people exchanges gifts, drink and eat different delicacies with their loved ones. School children, youths and others also celebrate this season by organising parties where different foods, drinks and snacks are served. Lemon cream dessert is one of the ideal desserts for celebrating Christmas.

Lemon cream dessert is prepared in simple, attractive and appetising way to supply protein and other nutrients coming mainly from eggs and lemon fruit. Lemon juice which is one of the main ingredients of this dessert is rich in vitamin C, and phytochemicals, a non nutritive substance like (flavonoid and terpenes) which have preventive effects on cancer and other diseases. Although lemon cream dessert contains certain amount of cholesterol, it also contains substances (vitamin C and phytochemicals) that protect the artery / body from the adverse effect of cholesterol. This dessert is enjoyed by children, youths and adults.




Lemon cream dessert is recommended for those who require high-calorie and nutrient dense food like children and youths, and for those that are in need of gaining kilos of weight.


Ingredients Quantities

Sugar 1 cup

Corn starch 1/3 (one third) cup

Water 1cup

Egg yoke 3 medium size lightly beaten

Butter 3 tablespoons

Grated lemon

peel 2 teaspoons

Lemon juice 1/2 (half) cup


Ingredients for the Crust

Ingredients Ouantity

Whole flour 150g

Cold butter 1/2 (half) cup


Ingredients for the topping

Ingredients Quantity

Cream soften cheese 1 package (8 ounces)

Confectioners’ sugar 1 cup

Cold milk 2 cup

Baking powder 1 teaspoon

Instant vanilla

pudding mix 2 packages

Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon

Frozen whipped

topping, thawed 1 carton


Method of preparation

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and corn starch, gradually stir in water until smooth.

Bring to boil, cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.

Remove from heat.

Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yoke, return all to the pan, stirring constantly.

Bring to a gentle boil, cook and stir for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat, stir in butter and lemon peel.

Gently stir in lemon juice.

Refrigerate until cool.

In a bowl, pour the flour.

Cut in butter and mix together.

Place the dough into a greased baking pan, bake at 350o for 15-20 minutes until edges are golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack.

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth, carefully spread over crust.

Spread with cooled lemon mixture.

In another mixing bowl, beat milk and vanilla pudding mixes on low for 2 minutes, beat in vanilla extract.

Fold in half of the whipped topping.

Spread over lemon layers.

Spread with remaining whipped topping.

Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting.

Serve with orange juice.


Orange juice

Orange juice is a nutritious, refreshing and tasty juice. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, fibre, folic acid and has so many medicinal/ therapeutic properties. It should be drunk freshly squeezed.

Therapeutic properties of orange juice

Prevent infectious disease

This healing property is because orange is rich in vitamin C and folic acid. The vitamin C and other chemical substances in orange increase the disease- fighting capacities of the white blood cells against infectious diseases.

Ideal fruit juice for a healthy heart (prevents cardiovascular diseases and arteriosclerosis)

This is as a result of orange juice richness in vitamin C (antioxidant vitamin) and flavonoids, which improve blood circulation and make the blood more fluid, thereby preventing cardiovascular diseases, arteriosclerosis, hypertension and stroke.

Cancer prevention

Vitamin C in orange juice has anticarcinogenic effects, which help in cancer prevention.


Orange juice is recommended for those that want to increase resistance to infection, prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer.


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