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Squeezing the Most of Your Lemon Curd: Delicious Dessert Ideas

The crisp, tart, sweet and creamy nature of lemon curd desserts makes them a tasty treat from any leftover lemon curd. Try these delicious lemon curd desserts!

Everyone likes a delicious lemon dessert but how often do you actually go out of your way to make your own? Most great lemon dessert recipes start with great lemon curd, but even that might seem a little bit daunting. 

Never fear! Here, we'll break down how to use fresh lemons to make your own lemon curd. Once you have that, in no time you'll be making delicious and easy lemon curd desserts that are sure to impress your friends and family. 

What is Lemon Curd? 

Lemon curd is the base of most solid lemon desserts. Essentially, lemon curd is a thick, jammy dessert that can be used as a spread or added into other, more complex desserts (or just eaten with a spoon). 

Fortunately, lemon curd is super easy to make. Just blend together some melted butter, granulated sugar, egg, and lemon juice and throw that over heat to make lemon curd. You can even make it in your Instant Pot if you want to make the process even easier. 

Of course, lemon curd is always better when you start with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, so don't skimp on that step! You will definitely notice a difference. 

Blueberry Lemon Curd Crumble 

As we've previously stated, lemon curd is so good that you can just eat it like pudding, but why not mix it up and add in some other flavors? Blueberry lemon curd crumble may sound like a fancy dessert but it's actually super easy! 

Just throw together some lemon curd, blueberries, and a quick and easy crumble to add some new flavors and textures to your homemade lemon curd. You can even layer in blueberry yogurt and granola for an easy and delicious parfait you can serve for breakfast or dessert. 

Lemon Meringue 

When you think of lemon curd desserts, the first thing that comes to mind is probably lemon meringue pie. Lemon meringue pie may look super fancy but it's actually just a pie with lemon curd filling and a fluffy meringue top. But you can make more than just pies with lemon meringue. 

If you're really looking to make a showstopping dessert, try this lemon meringue roulade that combines lemon curd, meringue, and a beautiful sponge cake into one rolled dessert. 

Lemon Curd Cake 

Speaking of cake, you can add lemon curd into a basic cake or cupcake recipe for a sweet, lemony dessert. A little bit of this ultra-sweet lemon curd goes a long way into adding some flavor into just a boring old cake recipe. 

You can even add some lemon curd into your favorite buttercream frosting for some extra zest (pun intended). 

Delicious Lemon Curd Desserts For Any Occasion  

Once you've got a great lemon curd, lemon curd desserts and other delicious lemon recipes can really be used for any occasion. Whether you're just throwing together a snack for yourself or you want to bring out all the culinary stops, no one can resist the sweet and tart flavor of lemon. 

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