Twenty amazing ways to use lemon curd that are perfect for spring or summer! From lemon poke cake, to ice cream, to cheesecake mousse and more! Lemon lovers will go crazy for these recipes!
I am obsessed with lemon curd. Its tangy sweet, perfectly lemony, and perfect for summer. Although I honestly often eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon, I love using it in different recipes too. And in case you’re needing some fresh ideas for how to use it – here are 25 that I think look amazing!
All of these recipes can be made with your favorite homemade lemon curd recipe, mine is made in the microwave and its so easy (I’m obsessed!) or your favorite jarred lemon curd from the store.
From lemon poke cake, to no churn lemon curd ice cream, to tarts, and sweet bread, and mousse and more, I think you’ll love every one of these.
Here we go: (27)
Lemon Poke Cake // Like Mother Like Daughter
This amazing cake starts with a boxed cake mix that is poked all around and stuffed with lemon curd to give it the perfect tangy lemon flavor! Top it with cool whip for a sweet treat!
Lemon Cream Cheese Puff Pastry // Annies Noms
This sweet pastry starts with puff pastry that is ready in only 30 minutes and is stuffed full of lemon curd and cream cheese! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
No Bake Lemon Curd Cheesecake Bars // Like Mother Like Daughter
These no bake cheesecake bars are topped with lemon curd for the perfect sweet and tangy no bake dessert!
Lemon Curd Ice Cream // Baked by Rachel
A sweet and tangy ice cream made with lemon curd for the perfect cool treat!
Lemon Curd and Berry Parfaits // Like Mother Like Daughter
This delicious lemon curd parfait are layered with granola, yogurt, lemon curd and fresh berries. Such a delicious breakfast or dessert!
Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd // Closet Cookie
Homemade fluffy dutch babies topped with lemon curd and fresh blueberries! Who doesn’t love lemon and blueberries?!
Lemon Curd Dessert // Dessert Now Dinner Later
A delicious shortbread cookie crust, cream cheese, and tangy lemon curd, all topped with whipped cream – because we all know that cream cheese and lemon are a match made in heaven!
Lemon Meringue Pie Cookie Cups // Like Mother Like Daughter
Cookie cups with a sugar cookie base, filled with lemon curd and topped with meringue for the cutest mini meringue pies you’ve ever seen!
Rosemary Lemon Cake // The Little Epicurean
This gorgeous lemon cake is topped with a rosemary buttercream and stuffed with lemon curd in each layer!
Lemon Curd Mousse // Plated Cravings
A fluffy and soft mousse made with lemon curd. It’s so good topped with fresh fruit!
Lemon Curd filled Crepes // Like Mother Like Daughter
Stuff your homemade crepes with lemon curd and top them with fresh berries and powdered sugar. Its perfection, my friends!
Mini Creamsicle Cheesecake Parfaits // Cupcakes and Kale Chips
No bake cheesecake parfaits topped with curd and whipped cream. Pass the spoon!
Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling // That Skinny Chick Can Bake
An amazing lemon cake with a thin layer of lemon curd filling, and all covered in shredded coconut. Yum!
Lemon Meringue Pie Bites // Sweet Peas and Saffron
Homemade meringue stuffed full of fresh lemon curd for the best little lemon meringue pie bites!
Donut Holes // The Blond Cook
These donut holes are filled with lemon curd in the middle. I think I’d eat a dozen of these!
Lemon Curd Pound Cake // Cookies and Cups
A sweet pound cake made with lemon curd, and topped with a sweet lemony glaze!
Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies // Happy Foods
How cute are these thumbprint cookies topped with lemon curd!
Lemon Cheesecake Mousse // Cooking Classy
Light, and fresh, and so sweet, these lemon cheesecake mousse cups are the perfect sweet dessert!
Lemon Curd Blondies // Baked by Rachel
Instead of traditional brown sugar blondies, these lemon curd blondies have such a sweet and refreshing taste!
Lemon Cheesecake Bites // Barbara Bakes
These little lemon cheesecake bites are so cute and made with fillo shells filled with cheesecake and lemon curd!!
Lemon Cream Fruit Dip // Inside Bru Crew Life
The perfect fruit dip, its only two ingredients and so delicious. What fruit would you dip in it?
Strawberry Lemon Bakwell Tart // Fearless Dining
An easy and delicious tart with fresh strawberries and lemon curd. This is the perfect breakfast!
Lemon Curd Pavlova // Seasons and Suppers
A crispy pavlova shell topped with tangy lemon curd and fresh berries would be such a delicious summer dessert. Or when you want a bright flavor all year long.
Lemon Bars with Lemon Curd // Pastry & Beyond
Delicious lemon bars with a crust crust, and tangy lemon topping. They’re the perfect lemony dessert.
Lemon Curd Cheesecake // Confessions of a Baking Queen
A delicious tangy, and creamy cheesecake topped with fresh lemon curd, and whipped cream – what an amazing dessert!
Chocolate Brownies with Lemon Curd Swirl // Neta Cooks
Super fudgy brownies with a lemon curd swirl might seem like an unusual combination, but the citrus pairs so deliciously with the chocolate brownies.
Lemon Filled Cupcakes // Nourish and Fete
These cheerful lemon cupcakes are filled with a smooth lemon curd and topped with a cream cheese frosting with poppy seeds, the perfect pairing with the tart lemon flavor. Who could say no to that?
Lemon Curd Linzer Cookies // Tutti Dolci
These cookies taste like spring, with simple brown butter sandwich cookies filled with tart lemon curd and topped with powdered sugar.
Raspberry and Lemon Curd Cream Puffs // Dels Cooking Twist
Homemade cream puffs filled with lemon curd and topped with fresh raspberries, these are light, crispy, and so delicious!
Lemon Curd Tartlets // A Baking Journey
Delicious little desserts, that are so cute and fun for a party. They’ve got the perfect crunchy crust, and creamy lemon curd filling.
These desserts can be made with a store bought lemon curd. But I also recommend making your own lemon curd. Make sure to check out our easy lemon curd recipe made with simple ingredients. All you need is lemon juice, unsalted butter, lemon zest, sugar and large eggs – all done in the microwave!
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Sharon Tibbitts says
Now that I have subscribed will I get the lemon recipes plus the microwave curd recipe
The recipes are in this post and here is the recipe for the lemon curd https://lmld.org/microwave-lemon-curd/
Sheri Snow says
Love the list! Thanks.
If I don’t have any homemade lemon curd, I must always have a jar in the fridge! Love this roundup and pinning for future inspiration for my lemon cravings 🙂
Aimee Berrett says
Definitely. Its always something I love to have on hand 🙂