Lemon Curd and Clementine Parfait

Thank you very much to Nigel Slater for this one – it is very special indeed!

First I made some lemon curd,  a week or two ago, using an old family recipe rather than Nigel’s – simply because my Mum used to make it this way.  I’ll post that as well if anyone wants it. You could use bought Lemon Curd, of course, if you have one you know and love just as, this time, I have used bought meringue shells.  Homemade are better as you get some chewy chunks but I didn’t have time – and it was scrumptious anyway!

Now to the Parfait.

I was only making for 4 people so my recipe is an adaptation.

300 mls double cream, 8 broken up meringue shells, 6 big dollops of lemon curd, grated zest of two clementines

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  • Cream beats more quickly if both it and the bowl are cold.
  •  Be careful to leave big streaks of lemon curd so that you get contrasts of flavour.
  • Although the crushed raspberries taste good, adding a sharpness to a quite sweet desert, I wouldn’t put them on top again as I think they look too brash – but once done, I couldn’t take them off again!

Do let me know if you try this 🙂


5 responses to “Lemon Curd and Clementine Parfait

  1. Androgoth

    May 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Well now you have really done it, made me all hungry and I am only on my second reading of one of your recipes 🙂 the slideshow enhances this one my friend almost to the point of… well I will just have to write this one down and try it 🙂 I would also like to browse your mum’s recipe also, if you are still thinking of adding it I mean 🙂 Have a fun evening MBT 🙂


    • mybeautfulthings

      May 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      With your encouragement, I will put up Mum’s Lemon Curd recipe when I get a moment. Have had a fun evening, thank you. Hope you have too! 🙂

      • Androgoth

        May 31, 2012 at 12:14 am

        I will certainly look forward to viewing
        your mum’s version of this recipe, and
        i will wait until I have seen both before
        attempting it 🙂

        Wednesday was a good one my friend 🙂



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