Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Meyer Lemon Curd Cream & Strawberry Trifle


I hadn’t yet used my Meyer Lemon Curd I made earlier in the month. With friends coming over and needing to make a dessert Margot suggested we find something to make with it. I added that it should be easy to make and something we could do ahead of time. The winner? A Lemon Curd Cream & Strawberry Trifle.

We used the recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Café as a guide, which by the way was publishedoin my birthday last year. That’s always a good sign!!

Our twist consisted of using 100% local strawberries we picked and froze last June, store-bought pound cake and making them in individual servings using clear cocktail glasses.

Strawberry Sauce

3 cups thawed berries, leave behind free running juice
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Lemon Curd Cream
2 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 - 8 oz jar of homemade Meyer Lemon Curd

Both of the components above were prepared according to the original recipe. The pound cake was cut into cubes. The assembly was done using two rounds of a layer each of cream, cake and berry sauce, finally topped with cream.

When dessert came around these made for a great presentation and garnered rave reviews from our friends. Margot and I had tasted the lemon curd cream when we prepared them so we had some of idea of what to expect. A huge slam dunk!

Cheers!

Jason

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh this looks heavenly. Lemon curd with anything is delicious.

Kate @ Diethood.com said...

I love these light and sweet desserts. This trifle looks great!

Jennifurla said...

deslish, and oh so pretty to look at.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Are you bringing this over for dessert tonight?? Fantastic!

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

What a beautiful trifle. I am still looking for the elusive Meyer Lemon here so that I can try making the curd.

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

What a wonderful dessert! Love the combination of lemon curd and strawberry - wish I had a bite right now.

Evan @swEEts said...

Absolutely beautiful mini trifles.. I can just imagine how tart and delicious it is with the fresh strawberries and homemade lemon curd!