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3-Ingredient Lemon Soufflé

This 3-Ingredient Lemon Soufflé recipe is simple, delicious, and so beautiful!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
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Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Lemon, lemon souffle, souffle
Servings: 4 soufflés
Calories: 93kcal
Cost: $5


  • 4 large lemons
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar


For Lemon Ramekins:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
  • Cut the bottom off of each lemon so that the lemon can sit flat. Cut the top off of the lemon, about 1/4 of the way down.
  • Remove the insides of each lemon, leaving about 1/4 inch at the bottom, and place the pulp in a strainer set over a bowl. Squeeze the juice out of the pulp.

For Normal Ramekins:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
  • Spray ramekins with non-stick spray and add a small spoonful of sugar. Roll the ramekin around until the sugar coats the inside.
  • Juice the lemons into a strainer set over a bowl.

For Soufflé:

  • In a heat-proof bowl, combine egg yolks, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Whisk until well combined.
  • Set bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water and whisk constantly until thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and continue to whisk for about 3 minutes and then chill while you make the french meringue.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with a hand mixer. Start slow and when the whites get frothy increase the speed. Slowly add 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Using a silicone spatula add about 1/4 of the meringue into the yolk mix and stir until fully combined. Add the rest of the meringue and gently fold until mostly combined with only a few streaks of yellow left.
  • Gently add the mixture to each lemon or ramekin. Fill to slightly below the top.
  • Place the lemons or the ramekins on a cookie sheet and place in oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the soufflés have risen at least an inch above the edge and the tops are browned.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Serving: 1soufflé | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.6g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 2.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 13.6g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg