HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
What's your latest food quest? Share your adventure

Trader Joe's Lemon curd in a jar

Monica Jun 1, 2011 12:38 PM

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

  1. Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. f
    ferret Jun 1, 2011 12:40 PM

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

    1. i
      Indy 67 Jun 1, 2011 01:21 PM

      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.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Indy 67
        Monica Jun 1, 2011 01:34 PM

        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
          Jay F Jun 2, 2011 05:54 AM

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

        2. m
          meb26 Jun 1, 2011 01:37 PM

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


          4 Replies
          1. re: meb26
            Monica Jun 2, 2011 06:24 AM

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

            1. re: Monica
              Caitlin McGrath Jun 2, 2011 11:26 AM

              Here's a working link (there was a period at the end of the one posted above, which made it not work): http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ra...

              1. re: Caitlin McGrath
                Monica Jun 2, 2011 12:47 PM

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

                1. re: Caitlin McGrath
                  meb26 Jun 6, 2011 01:04 PM

                  Thanks - sorry about that!

            2. chowser Jun 1, 2011 03:14 PM

              Thumb print cookies.

              1. gansu girl Jun 1, 2011 04:52 PM

                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 . . . .


                1 Reply
                1. re: gansu girl
                  uwsister Jun 6, 2011 11:48 PM

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

                2. woodleyparkhound Jun 2, 2011 07:18 AM

                  Use instead of jam on toast in the morning.

                  I second the thumbprint cookie idea.

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: woodleyparkhound
                    berkleybabe Jun 2, 2011 10:46 AM

                    One of my faves is gingerbread (which I've bought store bought) drizzled with warm lemon curd. More of a winter dessert but always delicious. I think it would also be great on an apple spice cake as well, or drizzled over a pan of blueberry muffins.

                  2. g
                    GreenGal Jun 2, 2011 04:56 PM

                    Crepes with lemon curd and maybe a sprinkle of sugar. So yummy! Ooo, I bet pancakes are great too. Or just eat it straight out of the jar...

                    1. c
                      chocolate Jun 2, 2011 05:48 PM

                      .....Ina Garten's fruit salad with limoncello......

                      Watched her make this the other day on the foodnetwork and looked really good. Was just about

                      to order some lemon curd from Williams Sonoma so I could make this too.

                      1 Reply
                      1. re: chocolate
                        Monica Jun 2, 2011 05:55 PM

                        Sounds yummy! Will give this a try too..sounds like a nice summer dessert.

                      2. m
                        modthyrth Jun 2, 2011 06:37 PM

                        I made these little lemon tartlets with homemade lemon curd a few weeks ago. Delicious! I just used a mini muffin tin and a flower-shaped cookie cutter. The dough was sugar cookie dough, but I think next time I'd do a pie dough.

                        3 Replies
                        1. re: modthyrth
                          Chocolatechipkt Jun 3, 2011 10:00 AM

                          Those look great! So cute!

                          1. re: modthyrth
                            chowser Jun 3, 2011 10:39 AM

                            Cute idea! I'm going to steal this one.

                            1. re: modthyrth
                              Monica Jun 3, 2011 01:16 PM

                              Those are so cute!!!

                            2. Chocolatechipkt Jun 3, 2011 10:01 AM

                              I made a lemon layer cake last weekend -- vanilla cake with lots of lemon zest, with lemon curd between the layers and also folded into the cooked flour frosting. So yummy.

                              1. u
                                Usha Jun 3, 2011 10:14 AM

                                I've made the Ina Garten's recipe several times and it's wonderful. I have also added granola to the fruit salad for a little crunch.

                                1. buttertart Jun 3, 2011 10:23 AM

                                  A bakery in my home town used to sell something called a Marguerite - a white cupcake with the top cut off, set aside, a hollow made in the cake, that filled with lemon curd, the top put back on and the whole thing heavily dusted with icing (powdered) sugar. They were lovely and I'd like one right now, please.

                                  2 Replies
                                  1. re: buttertart
                                    tiffany Jun 3, 2011 11:10 AM

                                    That sounds really good... I'm gonna have to try that as soon as I can get to a TJ's to get a jar of that lemon curd.

                                    1. re: tiffany
                                      buttertart Jun 3, 2011 11:12 AM

                                      They really are.

                                  Show Hidden Posts