30+ Recipes Using Lemon Curd (Sweet & Savory)

Tangy, vibrant, and bursting with citrus flavor, lemon curd is a versatile and delightful ingredient that can elevate a wide range of desserts and savory dishes.

From elegant tarts to indulgent cupcakes, these recipes will inspire you to embrace the bright and sunny flavors of lemon curd.

The BEST Lemon Curd Recipes

Overhead close up of Lemon Tartlet topped with raspberry.
These Lemon Raspberry Tartlets are the perfect balance of tangy and sweet, with a delicate buttery crust. They're easy to prepare with a no-bake filling. 
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Quick & easy recipe for lemon curd mascarpone tart. Vibrant, creamy and delicious dessert, perfect for warmer days. Ready in 10 minutes!
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A delightfully sweet and tart lemon poppy seed cake with lemon curd and cream cheese buttercream frosting between layers of soft lemon cake.
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This lemon tiramisu is tangy, zesty, and creamy. The filling has lemon curd, is so easy to make, and is packed with tangy lemon flavor.
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This recipe for Roasted Chicken with Lemon Curd is a super easy way to roast a delicious chicken at home!
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Perfect vegan lemon meringue pie. Buttery shortcrust pastry, tart lemon curd and meringue topping. All while being dairy free and eggless.
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This Lemon Curd Ice Cream is tart and creamy while still being sweet! If that wasn’t enough, it’s also gluten free, nut free and egg free!
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Enjoy zesty, creamy no bake mini lemon cheesecakes! They’re quick and easy desserts made with a Biscoff cookie crust and fresh citrus!
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These lemon donuts are soft and fluffy yeasted donuts, baked not fried, filled with a sweet and tangy lemon curd and coated in lemon sugar. These are a lemon lovers dream.
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Elegant and delicious lemon and elderflower cake, made with layers of light sponge, buttercream, lemon curd and ganache. Perfect summery bake!
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A fresh and summery pavlova served with whipped cream and lemon curd. A perfect combination for summer!
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Breakfast Fruit Tarts with Granola Crust
Breakfast Fruit Tarts with Granola Crust are crunchy granola tart shells filled with yogurt, homemade lemon curd and topped with fresh fruit!
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Our Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with lemon curd filling are a delicious way to start the day. If you’re a lemon fanatic, this recipe’s for you!
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These lemon bar cookies taste like classic lemon bars! The cookies are buttery, soft, and have a pool of tart lemon curd baked in the center.
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Lemon Curd Cake is a simple, easily made cake. It has a sweet, crispy crust and luscious, rich creamy lemon curd filling. Can be made gluten-free.
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These easy little lemon cheesecake hand pies are made with puff pastry, filled with a cheesecake mixture and lemon curd, and topped with a sweet glaze.
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Tangy and delicious Lemon Curd Rolls for a citrusy twist on a sticky bun recipe.
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This easy lemon mousse recipe is the perfect combination of tangy lemon, soft, creamy mousse and sweetness. Using lemon curd, this recipe takes less than 20 minutes of effort and just 5 ingredients.
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Bright, tart lemon curd sits between a crumbly oreo crust and a smooth dark chocolate ganache. A surprisingly wonderful combination.
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This lemon curd raspberry bread pudding is spiked with tangy lemon curd, baked to golden perfection and topped with fresh raspberries.
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Gluten Free Lemon Curd Linzer Cookies. An Austrian cookie with a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness sandwiched together foolproof lemon curd.
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Cream Scones with Lemon Curd – Tender scones and lemon curd go perfectly with a cup of tea. These scones are also great for strawberry shortcakes.
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This easy Mascarpone Puff Pastry is filled with mascarpone frosting and lemon curd, then topped with berries.
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Delicious lemon curd slices with shortbread base topped with tangy lemon curd.
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Packed with the refreshing flavor of lemons in each bite, these lemon curd cupcakes are absolutely delicious. Fluffy, soft lemon cupcakes are filled with a sweet and tangy lemon curd filling. 
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Tangy lemon curd and a juicy fresh raspberry sauce are swirled into these raspberry overnight oats for an easy make-ahead breakfast treat!
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Need a no-bake dessert recipe that comes together in just minutes? Look no further than these summer-y, seasonal Lemon Blueberry Parfaits! They whip up in a snap and are naturally gluten-free.
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Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd and Blueberries are light and fluffy, cloud like, dutch baby pancakes filled with lemon curd and fresh blueberries!
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This lemon curd margarita recipe is super tasty and easy to make. It’s refreshing and the perfect cocktail to serve to your lemon loving guests.
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Lemon Curd Herbed Baked Brie
Lemon Curd Herbed Baked Brie – Melty, cheesy brie goodness spread with lemon curd, fresh rosemary and thyme, enveloped in a golden puff pastry crust.
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Apple Salad with Lemon Curd Vinaigrette is a delicious combination of greens, apples, Parmesan Cheese and walnuts.
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30+ BEST Lemon Curd Recipes

Tangy, vibrant & bursting with flavor, lemon curd is a delightful ingredient that can elevate a wide range of desserts & savory dishes. Try these Lemon Raspberry Tartlets. They're the perfect balance of tangy and sweet, with a delicate buttery crust. They're easy to prepare with a no-bake filling. 
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 tartlets


Pastry Dough


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (I used low-fat)
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon curd
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Half-pint raspberries (for garnish)


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and salt. Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract and mix well. Slowly add in the flour and mix until just combined.
  • Roll the dough into a ball and place on a sheet of plastic wrap. Flatten the ball into a disc, wrap with the plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm.
  • When ready to use, unwrap your dough and place it on a floured surface. Roll the dough to a thickness of ⅛ inch. Using your tart tins as a guide, cut circles that are about 1 inch wider than the tins. I used a small mixing bowl to make the cut. Press the dough into your tart tin. Pass your rolling pin over the top of the tin to trim the extra dough. Alternatively, you can skip the rolling pin and simply press the dough into your tins (skip the fridge if using this method).
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the tart shells in the freezer for 15 minutes while your oven preheats. Using a fork, poke holes in bottom of the tart shells. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • For the filling: Whisk the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon curd, and lemon zest. Once well combined, gently fold in the whipped cream.
  • Spoon the lemon mixture into each cooled tartlet, and garnish with raspberries. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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