Clementine posset recipe

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Clementine posset
(Image credit: Ti Media)
Preparation Time55 mins plus overnight chilling
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories1083 Kcal54%
Fat86 g123%
Saturated Fat53 g265%
Carbohydrates67 g26%

These dainty Clementine posset with festive shortbread make the perfect ending to a festive meal.

Clementine's are a great source of Vitamin C and have a fab festive flavour. If you want to make this posset at any other time of year, oranges, lemons or limes make great alternatives and blood oranges, too, when they are in season (usually late winter). These clementine posset’s are incredibly simple to make  – they’ll need time to set, so make them in advance and you won't need to worry as you're making your Christmas dinner.


  • 800ml double cream
  • 150g caster sugar
  • zest and juice of 4 clementines
  • 4tbsp spiced rum
  • for the shortbread:
  • 100g lightly salted butter, softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 3tsp picked thyme leaves
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1⁄2tsp mixed spice
  • 1tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1tsp edible gold glitter
  • you will need: a festive cookie cutter; 6 glasses




  1. For the shortbread, cream together the butter and caster sugar until pale and light. Mix in the thyme, flour and spice. Bring together to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for 25 mins.
  2. Heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Roll out the dough to 1cm thickness. Cut out shapes with a festive cutter and place on a lined baking tray with the off cuts. Cook for 20 mins until golden.
  3. While still hot, sprinkle over the granulated sugar and glitter, and after 5 mins transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, crush the off cuts and sprinkle 3tsp crumbs into the bottom of each glass.
  4. Put the cream and sugar in a pan, gently heat while stirring, and simmer for 3 mins. Remove from the heat and stir in the zest, juice and rum. Pour into each glass and chill until set.
Top Tip for making Clementine posset

These also go well with a festive shop bought biscuit.

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.