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The meal that I am making for Christmas is very heavy - a lobster bisque, risotto and beef tenderloin. I wanted to make cheesecake for dessert, but the dinner itself is so rich I think it would be too much. Anyone have an idea for a lighter dessert? I thought about a mousse, but that is still pretty rich....
Thanks in advance!

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  1. Something lemon or cranberry sherbert maybe?

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    1. re: vafarmwife

      I have a recipe for a lemon posset that I have never tried...that might be perfect. Thanks!

    2. Something fruit based?
      I'm doing roasted pears with butterscotch sauce, but poached pears would be wonderful.

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      1. re: Terrie H.

        That sounds wonderful. Would you mind posting the recipe?

        1. re: TigerLLO

          Here is the link. This will be the first time I make it, but there were many positive reviews and it so simple to make that I'm counting on it being great. Haven't decided on whether to serve with ice cream, whipped cream or sweetened ricotta, and I'm garnishing with gingersnap palmiers (recipe ripped from Martha Stewart Living magazine ages ago).

          http://m.epicurious.com/recipes/food/...

        2. re: Terrie H.

          I was going to suggest roasted pears as well. We've done these a few times:

          http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/12/van...

        3. I have been pondering the same question and had settled on oeufs a la neige.