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Old 11-12-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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How do I use lemon curd?

My daughter bought me a jar of lemon curd. For what I don't know! What can I use it for?

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Old 11-12-2007, 09:40 AM   #2
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The filling of a tart. Have it in between a sponge with cream. On bread or toast. Use in a Swiss roll. On a hot scone. As a filling between biscuit halves. Perhaps thinned down as a sauce.

Pretty much, you could substitute lemon curd where you would normally use jam, although not in all instances.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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Oh man... mix it up with some Marscapone cheese, and fresh fruit(Blueberry, peaches, etc.) stick it in a graham cracker pie crust and chill, then top with fresh whipped cream....
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:52 AM   #4
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Oh man, it's a good thing I ate breakfast this morning or I'd be drooling really, really bad!! Oops, grandson is awake. Back later, thanks Bilby and Jeff G. !!
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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We call this 'dimer halua'
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:39 AM   #6
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There's a local compay that sells lemon curd, among other things, as a sauce for pound cake.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:12 PM   #7
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I have a recipe for cookies that use lemon curd. They're sugar cookies with coconut flakes (totally optional but I like it) that you make an indentation in and drop lemon curd in the center. Then when they're done baking, you can drizzle melted white chocolate over them. Mmm now I want to bake!
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:20 PM   #8
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My son loves lemon curd. Great on bread or toast or even in a sandwich. The others have some good ideas as well.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:11 PM   #9
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We adore lemon curd... aside from making tarts/pies with it, we also pile it on waffles, pancakes, toasts, plain biscuits, or just scoop it out with a spoon...
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Pies, on sponge or pound cake, custard, on cookies.
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:33 PM   #11
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Right out of the jar, on toast, on a crumpet or english muffin, on shortbread...ou can use it anywhere you would use jelly.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:43 PM   #12
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A neighbor of mine uses Lemon Curd to fill the "thumbprints" in Thumbprint Cookies.

There's also a Lime Curd that's also quite good - a little tangier than the lemon.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:32 PM   #13
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On graham crackers.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:53 PM   #14
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I like lemon curd too. Sometimes I make Jello lemon pudding with extra lemon juice. That's tasty and maybe somewhat less fat than the lemon curd - I havent compared lately so am vague there.
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:32 AM   #15
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I tend to like it best with just a spoon.

Though lathering it on a warm cream scone comes in a close second.


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Old 11-15-2007, 07:05 PM   #16
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Thank-you everyone for your great ideas. My grandchildren liked the graham crackers and the toast ideas so much that I now have to go out and get more!!
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:24 PM   #17
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I have been known to eat it straight from the jar.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:28 PM   #18
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I had it warmed up a little and spooned over vanilla ice cream on time. Perfect dessert for a warm summers day.
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Scones! I am surprised none of the Brits have suggested it. I believe it's the preferred accompaniment for scones in Scotland.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:08 AM   #20
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Serve it with either shortbread or pound cake and a blueberry compote.

Lemon curd also goes well with anything rasberry and pistachio, IMO.
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