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Jun 1, 2011 12:38 PM

Trader Joe's Lemon curd in a jar

I bought it over the weekend and wondering what to make with it,

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  1. Makes a good filling for layer cakes, cup cakes, macarons, lemon bars.

    1. The easiest dessert humanly possible: Lemon curd mousse in chocolate shells.

      Buy chocolate dessert shells. (These are not cake shells like shortcake shells, but actual chocolate shells. I always buy dark chocolate but milk and white are available, too.) These can be made by painting the inside of a cupcake paper with layers of chocolate, but that puts this dessert out of the easiest category.

      Whip some heavy cream flavored with sugar and vanilla.

      Put lemon curd into a bowl. Put whipped cream on top of lemon curd and gently fold the cream into the curd. If you do not know how to fold, watch a video before trying this. Technique is everything in folding if you don't want to deflate the whipped cream.

      Put curd-cream mixture into the chocolate shells. Garnish with strawberries or raspberries.

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      1. re: Indy 67

        Sounds delicious!!..where can I buy those chocolate shells...i don't think i've ever seen them...or maybe i never paid attention.

        1. re: Indy 67

          This lemon curd mousse would also be delicious on yellow cake, served with or without fruit.

        2. Whatever your view on Rachael Ray, check out her recipe for lemon chicken. I've made it dozens of times.

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          1. re: meb26

            it looks like it's a bad link..=(

            1. re: Monica

              Here's a working link (there was a period at the end of the one posted above, which made it not work):

              1. re: Caitlin McGrath

                Thanks, i will give it a try...easy enough.

              1. Not really "making," but instead assembling - great atop Greek yogurt w/fresh berries. Or make a parfait of the above and add crushed ginger snaps . . . .


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                1. re: gansu girl

                  I love mine with plain yogurt as well. It's like a dessert.