Floating Islands with Lemon-Scented Custard Sauce and Raspberries Recipe

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  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup egg whites (about 4 large)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 6- oz containers fresh raspberries


  1. For sauce: Bring cream and milk to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Using whisk, beat egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl until light, about 2minutes. Gradually whisk hot cream mixture into yolks. Return mixture to saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until custard thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 3 minutes (do not boil). Pour custard into bowl. Stir in lemon juice and peel. Cool slightly, then chill uncovered until cold. do ahead Sauce can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated.
  2. For meringue islands: Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter six 3/4-cup soufflé dishes and dust with sugar. Place on baking sheet. Using electric mixer, beat egg whites with pinch of salt in large bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Divide meringue among prepared souffl dishes, mounding slightly. Bake until meringues puff and begin to brown lightly on top and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature, at least 20 minutes and up to 3 hours (meringues will deflate).
  3. Divide custard sauce among 6 shallow soup bowls. Carefully run small sharp knife around edge of meringues to loosen, if necessary. Invert meringues, then turn top side up and place on sauce. Garnish with lemon slices and sprinkle with raspberries.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 273.47 Kcal (1145 kJ)
Calories from fat 105.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.77g 18%
Cholesterol 208.61mg 70%
Sodium 138.38mg 6%
Potassium 328.24mg 7%
Total Carbs 34.99g 12%
Sugars 25.09g 100%
Dietary Fiber 5.78g 23%
Protein 10.9g 22%
Vitamin C 49.5mg 83%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 98.9mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 107.79 Kcal (451 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.64g 18%
Cholesterol 82.23mg 70%
Sodium 54.55mg 6%
Potassium 129.38mg 7%
Total Carbs 13.79g 12%
Sugars 9.89g 100%
Dietary Fiber 2.28g 23%
Protein 4.3g 22%
Vitamin C 19.5mg 83%
Iron 0.8mg 12%
Calcium 39mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.6
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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