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Lime Soufflé

I was so very excited when I saw that the theme for this month’s Flavor of the Month was lemon, lime or a combination of both. I just LOVE lime, so I wanted to make something good. A couple weekends ago, I got my inspiration. I was making hubby a chocolate soufflé when I thought, why not make a lime one? We didn’t really like how the chocolate one turned out though, so I went hunting for a different recipe. The one I ended up going with is based on this one from Paula Deen – and it was absolutely delicious, y’all!

First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a casserole dish by rubbing the inside with softened butter. Sprinkle with the granulated sugar and then shake to coat the inside of the dish. Pour out the excess sugar. Combine the melted butter, 1/3 cup sugar, flour, and cornstarch in a small saucepan.

Slowly whisk the warm milk into the mixture, and then bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.

Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the lightly beaten egg yolks a little at a time to temper them. Stir in the lime zest, juice, and limeade.

Beat the 6 egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Add in the 2 Tbsp sugar and a pinch of salt, and then beat a few minutes more.

Fold the whipped egg whites into the cooled egg mixture.

Pour the batter the casserole dish (or 6 ramekins, if you want individual soufflés). Bake until puffed and lightly browned, 35-40 minutes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and slices of lime, if desired. Serve immediately.

Posted by on August 31, 2009.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

16 Responses

  1. Souffle! Oh my gosh…that looks delicious! Thank you for linking it to Flavor of the Month!!!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Aug 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

  2. What a wonderful idea! It looks so good. I have never made a souffle, but you make it look so easy. I will have to try this soon.

    by Jade on Aug 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

  3. I thought about doing a lemon souffle, but I needed something that I felt certain my family and the friends we were serving would enjoy… thus, cheesecake won out. But your souffle looks incredible. What a beautifully browned top. I’m impressed.

    by Donna @ WayMoreHomemade on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:50 am

  4. I have never made a souffle before but would like to try it one day. This recipe sounds delicious!

    by Melissa on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:55 am

  5. Oooh…souffle! You are brave and talented woman.

    by Dorothy on Aug 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

  6. YUm! That looks so good! I’ve always wanted to try to make a souffle but I’m afraid it will be a disaster!

    by Hillary on Aug 31, 2009 at 12:28 pm

  7. Your souffle looks gorgeous!

    by Paula on Aug 31, 2009 at 5:07 pm

  8. Mmm looks delish! Thank for the recipe!

    by Amanda on Aug 31, 2009 at 9:24 pm

  9. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…….. looks so light and fluffy…… Mmmmmmmm I really want some!!

    by Laura on Sep 1, 2009 at 8:28 am

  10. I’m not a big fan of souffle, but yours look good enough to eat!

    by Monica on Sep 1, 2009 at 9:01 pm

  11. Love this idea! Souffle, I always thought it was too difficult. The photos make it look easier.

    by Cindy on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:30 am

  12. What a beautiful souffle! Love that it’s lime. Nice twist.

    by Maggy on May 10, 2010 at 9:26 am

  13. Will be making this soon:)

    by Maria on May 10, 2010 at 10:27 am

  14. I’ve never made a souffle, but yours looks scrumptious!

    by LilSis on May 10, 2010 at 11:19 am

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! The flavor of lime with the lightness of a souffle is a match made in heaven.

    by Cookin' Canuck on May 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm

  16. This souffle is absolutely beautiful! I love the addition of lime. What a great looking recipe!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on May 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →