Recipe of the week: St. Clement's creams

A luxurious set lemon cream, with a boozy orange jelly. It is delicious and surprisingly light. A glorious recipe, but you do need to think of all the stages first, perhaps making the cream one day, then the next setting the jelly on top. Remember to zest the lemons and oranges before you squeeze them and also you may as well squeeze the oranges for the jelly at the same time as those for the cream. Last note, make sure you have some muslin – you will need it.

Delicious Mountain recipe


For the creams

2 oranges juiced
500ml double cream
100g caster sugar
2 lemons, zest and juiced
1 orange, zest

For the jelly

1 leaf gelatine
300ml freshly squeezed orange juice
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tbsp Grand Marnier


1. Make the creams first, put the orange juice in a small pan over a low heat and reduce to about three-quarters. Put to one side.

2. Bring the cream, sugar and zest from the orange and lemons to the boil in a really large pan (it will expand a lot). Boil together for exactly two minutes.

3. Take off the heat and whisk in the reduced orange juice and the lemon juice and leave everything to infuse for 15 minutes.

4. Strain everything through a fine sieve into a bowl or jug, then pour the mixture between 6 ramekins or glass dishes and chill for at least four hours, preferably overnight.

5. For the jelly; soften the gelatine in a little cold water.

6. In a pan large enough, on a medium/hot heat, bring the orange and lemon juice just to the boil.

7. Immediately, strain through muslin into a clean pan and stir in the softened gelatine, then add the Grand Marnier and leave to cool to room temperature.

8. Spoon the jelly over the top of the set creams and return to chill until needed but at least for two hours until the jelly has set.

Thank you to Louise Hill, Proprietor and Head Chef at Delicious Mountain Chalets, Meribel, for the recipe.

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Comments (5)

  1. Douglas says:

    All I can say is “WOW” – I’m making this tonight and then I’m going to sit down with a very large spoon ….

    No, really, the picture is enough to make me drool and I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing – exactly what I won’t be doing |

  2. Will says:

    This looks like such a delightful recipe! I’ve been away from the kitchen for while on the road, but once I get back home, I’ll be making this for dessert.

  3. Barbara says:

    Lovely – maybe because it’s about lunchtime now, but I really would like to cook & taste a st clement’s cream.

  4. Lovely I’ll try NeXT week end as Noè Are travelling. Delicious recipe but I’m quite sure it’s no so easy. Let’s try

  5. Louise Hill says:

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for the comments above. I hope your own efforts have gone well – we’d love to hear from you at Delicious Mountain, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with pics and progress reports about this lovely summery dessert. We have plenty of other recipes in our online chalet cookbook, too.

    Thanks again,
    Delicious Mountain, Meribel

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