29 Apr

Raspberry & Lemon Cream “Martinis”

Raspberry and Lemon Cream Martinis

With the great response everyone had to the gorgeous food presentation from the Contemporary Urban Baby Shower, it reminded me of one of my favorite pretty “party desserts” from Bite-Size Desserts that I’d love to share with you…

These Raspberry & Lemon Cream “Martinis” are served in mini martini glasses and look as good as they taste!

Raspberry and Lemon Cream Martinis

You can also swap out the raspberries for blueberries or blackberries to mix up the flavor a bit – or to tailor the colors to your party theme. (They also look great with a combo of berries!)

(Full recipe below.)

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RASPBERRY AND LEMON CREAM MARTINIS
{via Bite-Size Desserts}

Ingredients:
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chilled lemon curd
3/4 cup fresh raspberries
1 tsp finely grated or minced lemon zest

Directions:
Whip the cream in a chilled bowl of an electric stand mixer with the wire whip attachment OR in a chilled large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer on medium speed until frothy.

Add the vanilla and continue to whip until the cream folds soft peaks.

Stir the lemon curd to make sure there are no lumps. Gently fold the lemon curd into the whipped cream in 2 stages, blending thoroughly.

Fit a 12- or 14-inch pasty bag with a large open star tip and fill the bag partway with the lemon cream. Pipe the cream into the mini martini glasses, filling them one-third full.

Set aside 6 raspberries for garnishing the tops, and arrange 3 or 4 raspberries over the cream in each glass, laying them on their sides. Pipe the remaining lemon cream over the raspberries to fill the glasses.

Place a raspberry, with the pointed end facing up, on top of the lemon cream in each glass, and scatter lemon zest over the top.

STORAGE TIP: Refrigerate the martinis, loosely covered with waxed paper and then tightly wrapped with plastic wrap, up to 3 hours before serving.

ENJOY!

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1
Ashley SAYS:

Mmm…that sounds delicious!

April 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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Sara SAYS:

Those look so yummy!!

April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm

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Sandy SAYS:

WOW, i need to try this when i get home!! the photos make this look even more drool-worthy!!!

April 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm

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Oneida SAYS:

Who says alcohol is fatty? This is a great healthy recipe. It beats my favorite apple martini now.

April 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm

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Brandy SAYS:

I have a similar recipe that I was making tomorrow for a girls night party! Wow…we are on the same party page!

April 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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Niki SAYS:

Sounds Delicious…and what a great presentation!!!

April 30, 2010 at 5:44 am

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Elle Sees SAYS:

Ooh so summery, light, and refreshing. I love lemon and can’t wait to try these out!

April 30, 2010 at 5:54 am

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maria mendez SAYS:

Delish I will change the fruit, hate rasberries!

April 30, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Traci SAYS:

Looks great! I’ve never had lemon curd…is it really tart n’ tangy? What is the cute font you used with the curly tops??

April 30, 2010 at 6:53 am

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Nienke SAYS:

Very decadent! I love dessert in glasses – it gives them that personalized feel.

April 30, 2010 at 6:58 am

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holly hatam SAYS:

Is it happy hour yet??

April 30, 2010 at 9:08 am

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Jen SAYS:

Gorgeous and delicious!

April 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm

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The Fairy SAYS:

YUM!

April 30, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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Kimberly SAYS:

I am considering making these for a bridal shower tomorrow… how many does this typically make? I know it depends on the size of the glass but how many glasses did this fill when you made them?

April 30, 2010 at 7:39 pm

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Candy @ SoBella Creations SAYS:

Sounds Delicious!

May 1, 2010 at 7:01 am

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Home solar panels SAYS:

Wow! that looks so good. Thank you for sharing.

May 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm

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Susan Southerland SAYS:

I am going to the store right NOW to get some of those mini-martini glasses! What a darling idea that could be used again and again in so many ways! Perfect for a bridal shower or upcoming Mother’s Day Brunch!

May 4, 2010 at 6:35 am

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April~Living The Sweet & Crazi Life SAYS:

Love this recipe. It combines two of my favorite things lemons and raspberries. Yum!

May 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

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Jenn @ HWTM SAYS:

Traci –
Lemon curd is pretty tart, but still sweet :)

And the font you asked about is called “Albemarle Swash”.

May 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm

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Lindsay SAYS:

This looks delicious but as I am a novice forgive me for this question; where can I find lemon curd?

September 10, 2010 at 7:44 am
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