Summer Long Weekends

Refreshing Layered Lime Jelly Custard Cup Recipe

Jelly and custard cups – one of the easiest and most nostalgic of all 80’s desserts. This custard cup recipe combination is still popular for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s insanely easy to make. It only takes10 mins – the hardest part is waiting for the jelly to set because let’s be honest, waiting for dessert is hard! And secondly, custard and jello taste amazing together.

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Lime custard cups by Champagne and Sugarplums

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Lime custard cup recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

Lime custard cup recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

Setting the jello on an angle is key to making this dessert look stunning! We do this by placing the dessert glass into a muffin tin and leaning it against a dish towel. Be sure to clear some room in the fridge in advance so you can transfer the tray easily. Once the jello is set and the custard has been added, finish with a delightful cherry and slice of lime on top.

Easy and Delicious Custard Cup Recipe

What ingredients do you need to make a Custard Cup Dessert?

  • 85g Box of Lime Jelly
  • 400g (14oz) Can of Custard
  • 4 Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Lime, sliced

How to make a Custard Cup Dessert

Materials to make lime jelly  by Champagne and Sugarplums

Collage of how to make lime jelly by Champagne and Sugarplums

Make the lime jelly, following the directions on the package.

Pouring lime jelly into a dessert glass by Champagne and Sugarplums

Pour the prepared jelly into dessert glasses.

Lime jelly setting in a dessert glass by Champagne and Sugarplums

Get an angled finish by using a muffin tin and dish towel to lean the glasses onto their sides and then place into the refrigerator to set.

Lime custard cup recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

When jelly is ready, top with custard. If you prefer to use fresh custard, check out Savory Experiments Creamy Vanilla Custard recipe.

Lime custard cup recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

And garnish with cherries and lime slices.

Lime custard cup recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

Lime custard cup recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums
Lime custard cup recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you enjoy this refreshing layered lime custard cup recipe! For a complete summer meal, check out our Ultimate List of Summer Dinner Ideas and our Peach Moscato Cocktail, delicious ideas for an awesome summer long weekend BBQ from start to finish. We have you covered!

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Lime Custard Dessert Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

Refreshing Layered Lime Custard Cups

Champagne and Sugarplums
Jelly and custard cups – one of the easiest and most nostalgic of all 80’s desserts. This combination is still popular for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s insanely easy to make. It takes just 10 mins – the hardest part is waiting for the jelly to set because let’s be honest, waiting for dessert is hard! And secondly, jello and custard tastes awesome together. These flavours are sure to delight your taste buds!
Prep Time 10 mins
Jelly setting time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 135 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Lime Jelly 85g box
  • 400 g Canned Custard
  • 4 Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Lime wedged

Instructions
 

  • Make the jelly according to the package instructions.
  • Pour into dessert glasses.
  • Using a muffin tin and dish towel, lean the glasses to the side and put into the refrigerator to set.
  • When jelly is ready, top with custard.
  • Garnish with cherries and wedged lime slices.
Keyword custard, dessert, lime, summer
Happy Long Weekend from Champagne and Sugarplums