Warm Lemon Pudding – Secret Recipe Club

by angelaskitchen on May 12, 2013

Gluten Free Dairy Free Warm Lemon Pudding


It is time again for Secret Recipe Club reveal day!  Woo-hoo!  What is the Secret Recipe Club?  It’s a lot like Secret Santa, but with recipes.  Each month you are assigned a blog.  After selecting a recipe from that bloggers repertoire, you make and post it on reveal day.  It is a great way to find fun recipes and blogs.  I like how it gets me to actually sit down and go through another person’s blog.  Blogs are a lot of work and take time to put together.  Instead of skimming through just the new stuff (as is usually easier when we see a new blog) it is fun to really sit down and go through what else the blog has to offer.  Fun stuff!


My assigned blog this month was No Reason Needed.  She participates in a bunch of fun blog groups, so there were tons of delicious things to pick from.  I almost made Apple Streusel Inside-Out Cake or the Banana Sundae Sauce, then Chicka Chicka Salad turned my head.  I’m telling ya, it was a hard decision!  I finally went with Warm Lemon Pudding.  The tangy lemon sounded like just what I needed to celebrate Spring weather FINALLY arriving in my area.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Warm Lemon Pudding -showing the layers

I altered the Warm Lemon Pudding to be gluten and dairy free, because that is how we rock at our house.  Then, because I was hoping for a sponge cake topping, I also whipped the egg whites separately before folding them into the batter.  Finally I decided to bake my puddings in single servings sizes and use a water bath during the baking process to help keep the pudding/custard part to set without curdling.  I wasn’t sure if this was necessary, but felt it was a good idea as I was baking the pudding in single serving sizes.  The final puddings baked up light and fluffy.  The top layer has a texture between a light sponge cake and a meringue and the pudding layer on the bottom is more of a sauce that thickens to a pudding texture as it cools.  Gluten Free Dairy Free Lemon Pudding is a wonderful light dessert with a bright lemon flavor that would pair beautifully with all the lovely Spring berries that are out right now.  Thanks so much for the recipe.  It is wonderful!

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Warm Lemon Pudding
I used 2 medium-large lemons to get the amount of zest and juice needed for this recipe.
Recipe type: gluten free, dairy free, gfcf, dessert, pudding, lemon
Serves: 6
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch or sweet rice flour
  • 1 cup gluten & dairy free milk substitute of choice (I used drinkable-style coconut milk from a carton)
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a blender, food processor or using a mixer, whisk together the sugar and corn starch. Add the milk substitute, lemon juice, egg yolks, lemon zest and vanilla, blending well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until they are a whipped into a stiff peak. Fold the whipped egg whites into the yolk mixture until well blended.
  4. Divide mixture between 6 ramekins, custard cups or canning jars. Place ramekins into a 9x13 baking dish. Pour hot water into the baking dish until halfway up the ramekins. Place into a 325 degrees F oven. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until set. Allow pudding to cool enough to eat, or cool completely for a thicker pudding layer.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Sweet as Sugar Cookies May 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Those layers look so neat and I love that you made it in a jar so you can really see how pretty it is.


Rebekah May 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

Oh wow, what a lovely spring dessert! I love your creativity in the modifications.


Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z May 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

I love individual desserts in little jars and I’m thrilled the recipe is gluten free too. I’ll be trying this one.


Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair May 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

Oh what an interesting pudding and so cute in the individual jars. My husband would love this! Great SRC choice!


Jeanie May 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I love lemon-y things. Thanks.


Shelley C May 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Those look fresh and delicious, and I love how you made them in the little canning jars – SO adorable!


Miz Helen May 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I just love the lemon flavor and this Lemon Pudding looks delicious, yum! This is a great recipe choice for the SRC.
Have a fun week!
Miz Helen


CJ @ Morsels of Life May 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I like your comparison to Secret Santa. 🙂 The layers on your lemon pudding look great too. 🙂


colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess May 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Beautiful! Perfect for the start of summer.


Susan May 28, 2013 at 8:56 am

What a neat idea you had to make little individual jar servings! I have a ton of tiny jelly jars jangling around my pantry closet. They could be used in such a neat way of storing servings of things I make! Neat! Now, as for your pudding … a light lemony treat with that beautiful frothy topping … yum!


angelaskitchen June 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I have so many jars laying around and they make perfect sized individual servings. It is fun to get something that is all your own. 🙂 It works great to put cupcakes and frosting in a jar also. With a cute tag attached I have used cupcake in a jar at outdoor parties. Then everyone can get a dessert that has been sealed from bugs, dust, etc. (plus, it is a cute presentation!)


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