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A TASTE OF ITALY:
SORRENTO LEMON PARFAIT

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Unleash your inner chef with our delectable Lemon Parfait recipe! Perfect for amateur cooks, this easy-to-follow guide will have you creating a refreshing and tangy dessert that will impress your guests. Let the flavors of Sorrento lemons take your taste buds on a journey to the Amalfi Coast!

Written by

Authoress Zoe Hearne

Zoe Hearne

Published on 06/28/2023

Indulge in a delightful citrus symphony as we bring back a beloved favorite to our Waterside menu - the luscious Lemon Parfait. We’ve crafted this version with the finest lemons from Sorrento, but whatever the variety, this recipe guarantees a tantalizing burst of sunshine in every spoonful. Get ready to savor the refreshing flavors of summer, and trust this delicious Lemon Parfait to whisk you away on a culinary journey to the Amalfi Coast and beyond.

SORRENTO LEMON PARFAIT and Lemon Thyme Citrus Broth

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 35 MINUTES | SERVING SIZE: 4

SORRENTO LEMON MOUSSE

3 egg yolks
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ cup Sorrento lemon syrup
2 cups heavy cream
3 egg whites

LEMON THYME CITRUS BROTH

1 sprig fresh lemon thyme
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of ½ grapefruit
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 2 tangerines
1 sprig fresh lemon thyme
½ cup granulated sugar

SESAME CRISP

3 tablespoons honey
½ cup plain flour
⅔ cup powdered sugar
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 egg white
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

LEMON SNOW

½ cup tapioca flour
½ teaspoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons lemon oil

PLATING

Orange and grapefruit segments
Thyme sprigs
Edible flowers

SORRENTO LEMON MOUSS

1. Combine egg yolks, 2 tablespoons sugar, and lemon syrup and whip together until light and fluffy.
2. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream.
3. In a third bowl, whip the egg whites and 2 tablespoons of sugar until soft peaks form; then fold meringue and whipped cream alternately into the yolk mixture.
4. Pour the entire mixture into greased and sugared ring or round mold (approximately 2 ½ to 3 inches in diameter).
5. Freeze.

LEMON THYME CITRUS BROTH

1. Combine all fruit juices, thyme, and sugar in a small saucepan on high heat.
2. Bring to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, strain through a sieve, and let cool.
4. Set aside.

SESAME CRISP

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
2. Combine honey, flour, sugar, spices, egg white, and melted butter in a mixing bowl and mix well.
3. Spread mixture onto a silicone mat, sprinkle with sesame seeds
4. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown.

While hot, cut and shape crisp as desired.

LEMON SNOW

1. Mix tapioca flour, lemon zest, and oil together until dry and crumbly.
2. Push the mixture through a fine strainer to create the snow texture.

FINISHING PLATE

Plate parfait and garnish with orange and grapefruit segments, thyme, edible flowers, lemon snow, and sesame crisp.

Serve with citrus broth.

Enjoy!

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