Lemon curd pots

Prep: 5 mins


Serves 4
Try using rhubarb instead of chocolate to top off these zesty lemon desserts

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal404
  • fat21g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars39.2g
  • fibre0.5g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.14g
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  • 300g jar lemon curd
  • 100ml/3½ fl oz double cream
  • 1 small block dark chocolate
  • biscuits to serve, try shortbread or biscotti


  1. Take four small freezer-proof pots or ramekins and divide the lemon curd between them. Top with the cream, grate some chocolate over and place the pots in the freezer until well chilled. Serve with biscuits of your choice on the side.

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Comments (34)

belindacaroline's picture

Is this for real? Or a joke? No I haven't made it, and neither will I be doing so, I have better uses for lemon curd, chocolate and cream which involve COOKING.

cookiedew's picture

John Torode - having published this 'recipe' online with your name against it how can you *seriously* stand in judgement of Masterchef contestants?! #laughingstock

zenagreen's picture

reeeeeeeeeeeeeealy nice recipe do more like this one

bluemeanie's picture

Looks like something you'd serve up at a children's party. Why would JT put his name to this?

jdsbistro's picture

Too rich, just lemon curd, now real combinations of flavour

kateyboo's picture

There is potential with this, if you don't want your lemon curd straight you could whip up the cream and fold in the lemon curd (i would prob start with half of what the recipe states and add more to taste) with some cream cheese to make a lemon mouse which you could then put on top of crumbled biscuits to make a cheesecake type desert as mentioned above. I probably wouldn't go for chocolate - perhaps some lemon zest?

zenagreen's picture

............>>!! SMILE everyone is using this recipe !! thought so!!!
sick sick sick sickl sickly!!

LMK when you have come up with some more outstanding recipes!!

hannalin's picture

Are u serious? This isn't even a recipe! It's just telling you how u should serve it up so it looks good! WTH

tweetie-pie's picture

i wouldnt really say it deserves as much as 1 star!!!

jennie99's picture

i havent tried ir yet so can't really comment. might be a good idea for someone who has'nt much time like a busy mum perhaps, assuming there are those mums still around!!!

katemcmuffin's picture

What I love about these comments is that it shows me that there are still plenty of people in Britain who believe in making meals from scratch and stand up for the art of cooking! Having just watched Jamie's School Dinners here in South Africa, I was horrified to see how many of the parents were so ignorant of good, fresh ingredients, and simple cooking. Reading these comments has given me fresh hope and a better opinion of what people in England are eating these days!

donna-f's picture

LOL seriously??? I came onto this website for some inspiration to improve what limited ability I have in preparing gastronomic delights, but even I could have thought this up without the help of a "highly acclaimed chef" LOL.
It has given me a giggle though. Just to say no I haven't tried it but would like to suggest an alternative take the lid of a jar of jam place some in a bowel and decorate with squirty cream. HA ha ha ha ha ha ;-O

jaffa1's picture

This isn't a recipe, its a serving suggestion!

poppythree's picture

I love lemon curd, but this suggestion sounds awful - and I agree chocolate and lemon do not make a good combination. Lemon curd mixed with mascarpone, with a little zest and juice does make a quick and easy desssert, especially on a crushed digestive base, with a drizzle of lemon curd (mixed with limoncello?) on top.

kayleighfisher's picture

Doesnt sound like it was a hit..... oops! Not tempted to try now... sorry.

mmetoussard's picture

I don't think I would like it - Lemon Curd is great, but I like it with scones and butter and a nice hot cup of tea.
The way it is, you could just open the jar and eat the lemon curd straight away out of it, without making a fuss ;-)

But I thought about the combination of lemon curd and rhubarb. So I'll just try making a little rhubarb compote and serve it with lemon curd instead of the other way round.

jburton's picture

Sorry for my spelling mistake!

jburton's picture

Well when i saw 'Lemon Curd Pots' and the picture i got a little excited. I have a jar of lemon curd in the cupboard just waiting to be used for something, it was only when i read the method of the recipe that i was very dissopopinted. Where is the imagination in this reipe, if you could call it that. Sorry bbcgood food but this has to be the first recipe ive seen on your site where i just dont feel it cuts the mustard.

lenakmgreen's picture

It's amazing how many people comment and didn't try it. I myself am one of them.

It's also amazing how many people went "where's the cooking in this?"

How stupid do you have to be to want to 'cook' a desert? Seriously!


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