Dessert Recipes for Leftover Egg Yolks | Midwest Living

Dessert Recipes for Leftover Egg Yolks

If you're not sure what to do with leftover egg yolks, put them to sweet use in our recipes for desserts such as lemon curd, ice cream, pudding and mousse.
  • Lemon Curd Tart

    "The lemon curd is one of our favorite workhorses," says Patrick Groth of Incredibly Delicious in Springfield, Illinois. "My mother, who has worked for us for the last 16 years, is the only one who makes it. Hers is perfect, tart and smooth."

    Lemon Curd Tart

  • Puckery Lemon Bars

    Puckery Lemon Bars

    These lemon bars are less sturdy and more lusciously creamy than their classic bake-sale cousins. You may want to eat them with a fork.

    Puckery Lemon Bars

  • Peach Ice Cream

    Peach Ice Cream

    A combination of pureed and chopped peaches gives this ice cream nice color and fruit flecks. Be sure to use half-and-half or light cream; if you substitute whole milk, the mixture will be icier.

    Peach Ice Cream 

  • Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

    Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

    Put a twist on old-fashioned cookies and milk with this creamy vanilla pudding topped with crispy-buttery cookie bits.

    Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

  • Peanut Butter Chiffon Pie

    Peanut Butter Chiffon Pie

    Peanut butter lovers, rejoice. This pie is so good, and it has a twist: Melba toast replaces graham cracker crumbs for a crisp, salty foil to the decadent filling.

    Peanut Butter Chiffon Pie

  • Citrus Curd

    Citrus Curd

    Luscious homemade curd beats the jarred stuff hands-down—and you can customize it with any citrus fruit! Try the curd spread over waffles or toast, layered in a parfait with whipped topping, spread between the layers of a cake or served in a jar alongside simple cookies.

    Citrus Curd

  • Sour Cream and Brown Sugar Frozen Custard

    Sour Cream and Brown Sugar Frozen Custard

    It looks like ordinary vanilla, but the addition of brown sugar and sour cream lends subtle caramel and tangy notes that will have your friends asking, “What’s in this ice cream?”

    Sour Cream and Brown Sugar Frozen Custard

  • Cappuccino Mousse

    Cappuccino Mousse is "a creamy, cool and spoonable version of our favorite cappuccino," says Silver Palate Cookbook author Julee Rosso. "We think it's a perfect brunch treat."

    Cappuccino Mousse


  • Black-Raspberry-Chip Gelato

    You can use fresh black raspberries, blackberries, red raspberries, strawberries or blueberries in this rich gelato.

    Cool tip Can't tell a blackberry from a black raspberry? The core of the black raspberry stays on the plant when picked, leaving the familiar hollow in each berry, just like red raspberries.

    Black-Raspberry-Chip Gelato

  • Lemon Curd and Shortbread

    Lemon Curd and Shortbread

    Make eating cookies an interactive experience by serving them alongside a jar of sweet-tart homemade lemon curd. The recipes come from Andy Schudlich of Epicure Catering and Cherry Basket Farm in Michigan.

    Lemon Curd and Shortbread 

  • Amazing Creme Caramel

    For this version of flan, we steeped citrus peel and cinnamon in the milk to add flavor. Caramelized sugar on the bottom of the baking pan turns into a caramelly sauce when cooked.

    Amazing Creme Caramel

  • Never-Fail Rice Pudding

    This warm and comforting dessert recipe, one of the winners in a Midwest Living® Favorite Winter Recipes contest, comes from a Brookfield, Missouri, reader. Serve with raisins, dried cherries or dried cranberries for extra flavor and color.

    Never-Fail Rice Pudding

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