Lemon Crème Fraîche Lemon Crème Fraîche

Author: Canadian Living

Homey: Pair with Pink Applesauce.
Haute: Pair with Caviar (See recipe links below)

Crème Fraîche is a matured, thickened cream with a slightly tangy flavour, rich, velvety consistency and high fat content (30%). You can buy it or make your own.

  • Portion size 375 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006



In bowl, whisk together sour cream, whipping cream and lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until thick enough to mound on spoon, about 24 hours. Add lemon rind. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.)

Crème Fraîche: Omit lemon juice and lemon rind.

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp (15 mL): about

  • Sodium 6 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 31.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g


  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
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