If you like lemon flavor and you like pastries, surely lemon curd will fit perfectly in your kitchen. Lemon curd or lemon cream is a typical English cream. Its color tends to be a more intense yellow than pastry cream, it has a creamy but light texture and a noticeable and tasty lemon flavor .

If you are looking for an easy recipe to make lemon curd at home, I recommend the one you will find here .

But you should know that you can find very high-quality packaged lemon curd. Personally, I am in love with the Tiptree lemon curd , not only because of the quality of its ingredients and its flavor, but also because, once opened, it keeps great in the fridge for weeks (if you manage not to finish it before, of course).

But let's go to what concerns us today: How to use lemon curd? I hope that the ideas that follow inspire you and invite you to try it at home.

Uses of lemon curd

Tiptree lemon curd and recipe for brick dough tartlets with red berries

Recipes to use lemon curd

1. Cookies with lemon curd

If you are one of those who prepare cookies at home, a great option is to give the dough a boat shape, to incorporate a little lemon curd on top before baking (incorporate very little cream, since with the heat it will turn more liquid). You will see that you get some cookies similar to those you find at the bakery and that at home they will fly.

2. Crêpe cake with lemon cream

A recipe to enjoy at any snack. You just have to prepare some delicious crêpes (nothing easier!) and stack them while incorporating the cream between each one. I leave you the recipe here for crepe cake with lemon cream. Logically, you can also prepare individual crepes, and fill each one with lemon cream (accompany it with whipped cream, you will see what a great pleasure).

Recipes with lemon cream

Crêpe cake recipe with lemon cream and mini-chiffon cakes

3. Cups of yogurt or cottage cheese with lemon cream

If you want to surprise your guests with a very quick dessert to make, light and fresh, I recommend preparing a few glasses of Greek yogurt with lemon cream. I'll tell you how: place a tablespoon or two of lemon curd in the bottom of a glass or bowl; pour over the cream a Greek yogurt (if not, a quality natural yogurt), and decorate with a few shavings of lemon peel. Leave it in the fridge and serve at dessert time, a delight!

Likewise with cottage cheese, Mató or Recuit, serving it on a plate or bowl dipped in lemon curd creates a delicious contrast.

4. Tartlets with red fruits

Brick dough tartlets (you can also use filo dough) with lemon curd filling and accompanied by red fruits. I say no more, the photos speak for themselves... (you can find the recipe here ).

5. In biscuits

Make any basic sponge cake you know and add lemon curd to give it the lemon touch. You can incorporate the lemon curd as a decoration on top, or cut the cake in half (I recommend a cake cutter for this) and make a lemon cream filling. You can also mix the lemon curd into the batter and mix, as if you were making a zebra cake, but with lemon curd instead of chocolate - you will see how each bite will taste like lemon!

6. Lemon Bundt Cake

I encourage you to prepare the classic lemon bundt cake recipe that we have here , and change the lemon glaze for lemon curd. You will see that the intensity of flavor is refreshing and delicious. Also as a filling -you can add lemon curd to the dough so that there is an intense lemon flavor in the heart of the cake.

ideas with lemon curd

Homemade lemon bundt cake and muffins recipe

7. Mini lemon chiffon cakes

If you look at the recipe for the mini-delights that you will see here , you will see that after baking a lemon glaze is added. What I propose is to change that glaze for a few drops of lemon curd. The other option is to insert the lemon curd inside the mini-chiffons... It will be the surprise after the first bite!

8. Lemon Heart Muffins and Cupcakes

Surely on some occasion you have tried or prepared stuffed cupcakes. Do you dare to make that filling with the intense flavor of lemon curd? You can do two things: prepare the cupcakes normally and insert lemon curd inside after baking, or mix a couple of tablespoons of lemon curd into the batter before baking and mix it well. The decision is yours, I leave you the recipe for homemade cupcakes here , or directly this delicious recipe for lemon curd cupcakes with meringue .

Cupcakes with lemon curd

Recipe for cupcakes with lemon curd and meringue

9. Toast with lemon curd

Nothing simpler, I think! There are many people who use lemon curd as if it were jam. So I invite you to this too: prepare a toast with good bread, cut thick, and spread it with lemon curd. It will be your new favorite breakfast and snack.

10. Puff pastries with lemon cream and fruit

If you want an easy and successful recipe, you just have to buy a puff pastry, cut it into squares of about 12cm and fold the edges of each one, thus making mini-tartlets. Arrange them on a baking tray, put weights on top (dried chickpeas or baking balls) and bake until golden brown. Now only the filling is missing: in each one place a little lemon curd, and on top add small pieces of cut fruit. You can make puff pastries of different fruits: strawberries, peaches, red apples, tangerines, red fruits...

You can also choose not to incorporate anything other than the lemon curd. In this case, I recommend you pour a little icing sugar on top of the lemon puff pastries to give it the final finish.

Puff pastries made with the Betty Bossi Wonderbox mold

I hope these ideas have inspired you. If you have others, we will be happy to hear them! Leave them in comments, we will appreciate the inspiration!


Claudia said:

Hola Amelia,
Discula que no vi tu pregunta antes. Efectivamente, la crema de limón es sin gluten, se hace con Maizena, harina de maíz, totalmente gluten free :). Saludos!

Amelia said:

Quisiera saber si esta crema interensatisima, es sin gluten???? Gracias

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