Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lemon Curd Parfait #SundaySupper

Lemon Curd Parfait | by Life Tastes Good is a sweet and tangy treat that is ridiculously easy to make! #Dessert #LemonParfait
Lemon Curd Parfait is ridiculously easy to make! The sweet tangy goodness of the lemon curd mixed with the creamy Mascarpone cheese makes for a refreshing treat any time of the year, but we especially like it in the hot summer months, which is why I chose this recipe for this week's #SundaySupper.

This week our #SundaySupper event is all about food served cold! It's hot out, so it's a great time to feature chilled foods. You'll get some great ideas this week that will carry you through summer for sure!! This event is hosted by Alaiyo of the Pescetarian Journal. Thanks for hosting, Alaiyo!!

You can make a batch of my Luscious Lemon Curd in the microwave in less than 5 minutes!! It's true! Lemon Curd is super easy to make in the mircrowave and turns out great. Just be sure to whisk it good!!

I topped this with homemade whipped topping too. Have you ever made whipped cream at home? It's another ridiculously easy homemade recipe and is soooo much better than that store bought stuff!

Trust me! If you follow just a couple of tricks to ensure success, you'll be enjoying homemade whipped topping all the time. I really like how I can control the sweetness of my whipped topping, and there are no funny ingredients that I don't know how to pronounce! I've outlined the tricks in the recipe, so be sure to read it through before you get started!

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Lemon Curd Parfait | by Life Tastes Good is a sweet and tangy treat that is ridiculously easy to make! #Dessert #LemonParfait


On the bottom of this delectable dessert is a homemade graham cracker crust. No I didn't make the graham crackers - I'm not that good! I did take the time to mix them with some sugar and butter, though. These crumbs are super deee-licious! If you're like me, you'll want to just eat this stuff with a spoon!! But remember to save enough for the parfaits! The combination of the graham cracker crumbs topped with the tangy lemon curd and finished with a sweet homemade whipped topping makes for a dreamy ending to just about any meal! Enjoy!


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Lemon Curd Parfait #SundaySupper

Life Tastes Good
Published 07/06/2014
Lemon Curd Parfait #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 1 batch Luscious Lemon Curd
  • 1 8 ounce container Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • kosher salt
  • 1 sleeve graham cracker crumbs (1 1/2 cups finely ground crumbs)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled (very important the whipping cream is very cold)
  • 2/3 cups sugar

Instructions

  1. Make up the Luscious Lemon Curd and allow to cool completely. Combine the lemon curd with 1 (8 ounce) container softened Mascarpone Cheese and a pinch of salt. Mix until smooth. Give it a taste and add more salt if needed. Cover and store in fridge until ready to use.
  2. For the graham cracker crumbs, place graham crackers into the bowl of a food processor (or a blender) and pulse until you have finely ground crumbs. Add 1/3 cup sugar and 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened. Pulse until you have a nice, moist crumb mixture. Give it a taste and add a pinch of salt if needed. Adjust the sweetness to your liking, but keep in mind the lemon curd and the whipped topping are sweet as well. Cover and set aside until ready to use.
  3. To make the whipped topping be sure your cream is chilled. Clean out the bowl of your food processor and place it, with the blade, in the freezer to chill a bit. Place 2 cups of very cold whipping cream into the bowl of the food processor and pulse about 1 minute until it just starts to thicken. Keep a watch on it so you don't over process it. Once it has started to thicken, add 2/3 cups sugar and a pinch of salt. Pulse another 30 seconds to a minute until it is whipped into cream. Don't over process or it will break and be ruined. Give it a taste and adjust the salt and sugar as needed. You can also do this with a mixer, but it does take a bit longer to whip into cream. Follow the same process using the whisk attachment. Or whisk by hand - which takes even longer and is a good workout ;) Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. When ready to assemble, place graham cracker crumb mixture in the bottom of your serving glass. Use as much or as little as you like. Top the graham crackers with the lemon curd mixture to your liking and finish it off with a big dollop of the homemade whipped cream. I sprinkle some graham crackers on the top as well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat! Enjoy!
Yield: 6-8 Servings
Prep Time: 30 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.

Tags: Lemon Curd, Mascarpone Cheese, Parfait, Dessert, Sweet, Whipped Cream, Homemade, Graham Crackers, #SundaySupper, Summer

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36 comments:

  1. Microwave lemon curd??? Genius! Love the look of your beautiful parfaits!

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    1. Yessirree!! Easy peasy :) Thanks, Liz!!

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  2. Life is good when such tasty desserts like your lemon curd parfait is easy to make...And your recipe for microwave lemon curd appears to be a very clever recipe...Wish I'd heard of it before..At any rate, glad I have the how-to now...P.s. Anything with whipped cream is a keeper in my kitchen; so, thank you for this yummy recipe, Marion =)

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    1. I couldn't agree more about the whipped cream - yumm! Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

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  3. Now THIS is a dessert I could make with success. Using the microwave for a parfait? Awesome! It looks so delicious too!

    Alaiyo

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    1. Thanks, Alaiyo! And thanks again for hosting!

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  4. That lemon curd parfait looks like a wonderful light lemony dessert! Great idea to use the microwave.

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  5. What a beautiful dessert, Marion! It looks so fancy for something so easy to put together.

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  6. Love, love, love lemon curd and I've never made it. Beautiful dessert.

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    1. It's so easy to make Lea Ann! Definitely give it a try! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love lemon anytime but especially in the summer, this is perfect

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    1. Me too, Sarah! It's so great in desserts and, I agree, especially refreshing in the summer heat!!

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  8. Beautiful dessert!! Lemon is so refreshing. Mmmm

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  9. I love the simple ingredients, the beauty and the refreshing results!!

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  10. I love lemons, this looks so refreshing. I'm glad it's easy too, I want to spend most of my time outside in the summer, not cooking!

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  11. Lemon curd made in the microwave! Where has that been all my life??? It always amazes me how many awesome thing the microwave can do.

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    1. You and me both, Laura!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. My oh My that was one luscious dessert that I could eat over and over again.

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  13. Wonderful dessert! I love making curd and lemon is one of our favorites.

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    1. Me too, Sherron!! Although, I like lime as well! So hard to pick a fave yummm

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  14. Yummy, yummy, I love lemon curd, that looks so good!!

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  15. Lemon is one of the best summertime flavors

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  16. I always love lemon when it's hot out and these are calling my name! Delicious!

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    1. Ditto! Although, I can eat this in any weather! haha Thanks for stopping by, Serena!

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  17. Oh you sooo had me at lemon curd! YUM!!

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    1. haha I know what you mean, Bobbi! I love the stuff too! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by, Christy!

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