“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lemon Peeps de Crème or What to do with leftover Easter peeps!

I've made several variations of this little gem: pink peeps with strawberry milk shakes, chocolate bunny peeps with hot cocoa, purple or blue peeps on top of a vanilla malted milk or shake. Our economy is in the ditch. Pennies are being pinched until they squeal. Don't toss your peeps into the "big waste-basket in the sky" until you've explored all of the yummy avenues for their use. Of course, if you're like me, you just grab one, bite off it's little, puffy head, chew, swallow and repeat until all gone!

Easter Lemon Peeps de Crème

Serves: 6 ~ 8


2/3 cups sugar
1 whole egg
4 egg yolks
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup lemon juice

Additional 1/2 cup whipping cream for garnish
Sugar peeps for decoration


Preheat oven to 325

Whisk lemon juice, sugar, egg, egg yolks together. Whisk in the cream until the sugar dissolves. Pass the mixture through a strainer; stir in the lemon rind.

Place 6 - 3/4 cup pot de creme cups, or (soufflé, or custard cups) in a large roasting pan. Divide the mixture evenly into the cups. Pour enough hot water in the pan to come halfway up the sides of the dishes. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Place in oven and bake until the custard is just set around the edges, approximately 35 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven. Remove dishes from the pan and allow them to cool. Then, cover and chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours and as long as overnight.

To Serve
Beat the remaining whipping creme until soft peaks form. Spoon one tablespoon of whipped cream atop each pot de creme. Place one "peep" in the cream to hold it upright.

Peeps de creme recipe and photograph are by GourmetSleuth.com and the pistachio lemon shortbread recipe can be found at Epicurious.com (from Bon Appetite).

If you have found this blog entry of mine today, I wish you peace, gracious living, the warmth of your family and the blessing of our heavenly Father on this most blessed of days. Below you will find my Easter present for you. Remember, it's good to share your love, and a meal, with those you love as often as possible.

"He is risen; He is not here."

~ Mark 16:6


Gossamer Creations said...

This sounds wonderful I will have to try it. I had a hard time finding any peeps this year. I tried several stores and no peeps. I finally found some purple bunnies. I was so happy. I hope you have a lovely Easter.

Linda said...

You are just a wealth of ideas and inspiration, Mimi...I will have to try these although I must admit I had purple peeps hopping right into my mouth earlier! Happy Easter!


Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Absolutely adorable ideas with the peeps, and the picture alone is cute cute cute!!! Happy Easter to you.
♥ Teresa

Kris said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas and recipe with all of us peeps.

Love your pink post below. The 10 cent find...was incredible.

Have a happy day


Maison Douce said...

I love that recipe idea!! Have a wonderful Easter!

The Pink Bird House said...

Hi again. Unfortunetly no Peeps here where I live, so sad. :-( I used to love them. Nice recipe though, so maybe next year I will have to get my family to send me some peeps thru the mail for Easter. They are so light weight, postage wouldn't be much at all!

A lovely post. I want to wish you and your family a wonderful and very "sweet" Easter!! Oh so true, nothing nicer then sharing the day and a wonderful meal with those that we love! Your post said it all. thanks so much for sharing such wonderful thoughts with us all. I always so enjoy stopping by. Your blog and your posts are so colorful and pretty! And it seems that what ever you have to say, I just have to sit here and smile while reading. Always a bit of sunshine in my day. take care. Debby

Chloe Patricia said...

Mimi, thank you for visiting my blog earlier. I really like your pink bird pin cushion. He is so cute, isn't he? Thank you for sharing the recipe, too. Happy Easter. Chloe Patricia

Marie said...

thank you for sharing. i love your bakcground great colors.

Betty Jo said...

What an awesome idea, and so pretty and delicious looking. You are so very creative. Adorable video too! Happy Easter. ♥

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Happy Easter Mimi
love your lemon peeps, I wrote down the recipe.
marian elizabeth

Sheri said...

Hi Mimi!
What a "sweet" recipe! ;) hope you have a lovely Easter!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm, this sounds so good & is almost too pretty to eat!

Peeps don't last long around here. I open the package so they dry out, then we fight over them!

I love bunnies! They're just too precious!

Happy Easter! ♥ Diane

Elyse said...

what a cute treat!

happy belated pink saturday & happy easter, too!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

LEFTOVER peeps? You've gotta be kidding, I've never had one left over in my life! It sounds good, but those things don't last long around me.

Chrissie said...

Thank you very much for your lovely blog comments and good wishes to my Ben on his birthday, which have allowed me to find your beautiful blog. Ben and I send our best wishes to you and your kitties and pooches and we have bookmarked your blog so we can call back again.

Chrissie and Ben :)

Kathy said...

What a darling dessert, Mimi! Looks yummy too!

I'll be out of town at the time but I'll be tagging you on 4/24. I really enjoy your blog - adding it to my favorties!

Judi said...

Oh yummy. That looks so delicious. Thats a great way to eat those little peeps.
Love the bunnies in the video. The computer that I'm using in our work lunchroom isn't giving me sound so I'm not sure whats being said but they are cute.
Hope you had a good Easter.
have a lovely day

claudie said...

Claudie Peep here.
How's my friend Mimi? I have yet to see such a lovely Peep presentation. I love it.
I never had any Peeps till I moved to the States..I had never even heard of them. Now we have them here in Canada.
I don't think I have ever thrown any in the trash!!
Lovely post Mimi.
The sun is shining here so I'm taking a break. First day that we can actually go out and putter around.
Love You
Love Claudie