Lemon Souffles with Warm Raspberry Sauce



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more at room temperature for dishes

  • ½ cup granulated sugar, plus more for dishes

  • 8 large egg yolks, plus 10 large egg whites at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons), plus 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

  • Warm Raspberry Sauce, for serving


  1. Preheat a conventional oven to 375 degrees or a convection oven to 350 degrees. Butter six 10-ounce souffle dishes, then dust with granulated sugar. Whisk together yolks, flour, zest, and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.

  2. Bring milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Slowly pour milk into yolk mixture, whisking constantly to prevent yolks from cooking. Return mixture to pan and whisk until thick like a pudding, 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk in butter and lemon juice.

  3. Whisk whites until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Stir one-third of the whites into yolk mixture. Gently fold in remaining whites using a rubber spatula.

  4. Fill each souffle dish to the top; smooth. Run your thumb around edges to remove batter from rims.

  5. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet until souffles rise and are golden, about 16 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately with raspberry sauce before souffles lose their height.

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