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Belle Meade Lemon Syllabub

a favorite of Belle Meade Plantation
and a dessert that was made often at the mansion


1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup white wine

1/8 cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or to taste)

Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Lemon slices for garnish

Whip the cream and sugar in a chilled bowl, until the cream begins to thicken. 

Gradually whip in the white wine, lemon juice, and lemon zest. 

Continue to whip until light and fluffy, but not grainy. 

Cover the mixture and chill until serving time.

Serve in chilled parfait glasses, garnished with a dash of nutmeg, a sprig of mint, and a slice of lemon. 

 Syllabub should be eaten with a small spoon, and savored!

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