Individual Lime Souffle Individual Lime Souffle

Author: Canadian Living

These warm, light-as-a-feather souffle hold their shape for a good five minutes before starting to deflate.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2008


  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime rind
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon icing sugar


Grease six 3/4-cup (175 mL) ramekins or custard cups. Sprinkle 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the sugar evenly over ramekins. Place on baking sheet; set aside.

In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour and cook, whisking, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk until smooth; cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Whisk in half of the remaining sugar and the lime rind. Whisk in egg yolks, 1 at a time. Return to heat and cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in lime juice. Transfer to large bowl.

In separate bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until stiff peaks form. Fold one-quarter into yolk mixture; gently fold in remaining egg whites.

Divide among prepared ramekins. Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven for about 15 minutes or until puffed and almost firm to the touch.

Garnish: Dust with icing sugar. Serve immediately.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 76 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 192.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 136 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
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Individual Lime Souffle