lemon curd makes an appearance

Friday, February 12, 2010 |
I had lots of apples and carrots in the fridge during the snowstorm. Fresh, raw fruits and veggies keep the body healthy! I also bought lemon curd recently on a whim. But I had no idea what to do with it. I’d never heard of it, to tell the truth. I mean, LEMON CURD? Sounds like someone milked a lemon-flavored cow. How’d the cow get lemon-flavored? It ate exclusively Lemonheads, of course.

Enter the power of the internet: it means that you can throw all of these things together in a Google search box, and come out with something delicious. So I found a recipe for Apple Carrot Salad with Huckleberry Lemon Curd, and I modified it slightly (because really, who has huckleberry lemon curd?!) to suit my own purposes. Voilà! A delicious, dessert-like salad that stunned and impressed my roommates. Also suggested for decadent brunches and as a healthy, tasty party side dish.

Apple Carrot Salad with Lemon Curd


4 apples (I used all Fuji, but you can mix two sweet and two sour)

8-10 baby carrot sticks

1/2 cup dried, sweetened cranberries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup lemon curd

1/2 cup Cool Whip


Wash, core and quarter apples – but do NOT peel. Slice apple into 1/4 inch pieces. Shred or thinly chop carrots. In large bowl, toss together sliced apples, carrots, walnuts and Craisins. In separate bowl, blend Cool Whip and lemon curd. Gently mix lemon curd blend with other ingredients until everything is evenly coated. Garnish with carrot curls if desired. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Serves 4-6.


Leah the Orange said...

so, let me know if one of your roomies does something to get themselves evicted, 'kay?

that sounds like a FABULOUS dish, Cee! i may have to try making this for my SIL, using your modified recipe. :)

carolsnotebook said...

Sounds delicious. I almost bought a jar of lemon curd once, but had no idea what to do with it, so passed.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh yum! You are making me hungry :)

owl and peacock : melina said...

Ahhh, but now you have to MAKE your own lemon curd!!! :)

Bekah said...

I super appreciate your resourcefullness. I do that kind of things lots of times. A couple months ago I discovered how easy apple crumble was when trying to use up some apples.

Lisa said...

I can't do nuts but the rest of this does sound like a great way to work some healthy food into something delicious.

Ryan G said...

Sounds yummy!

Ginny said...

oh, bummer. almost would have wintered the storm just to have had some of this.


hey, i posted a new blog post. yeah, i know. pigs DID fly. that's why i did it finally. it's about moving. and it has a picture of the dresser. please comment. :D


theduckthief said...

Homemade lemon curd is the most amazing treat, especially in the dead of winter.

It goes deliciously with vanilla ice cream. Here's the recipe I use. It creates the most amazing sweet to sour ratio.

Book pusher said...

Great recipe! Assuming that lemon curd is the same as what we have here, I spread it on toast, it is sometimes called lemon butter. We also have a variation with passionfruit added to the mix. Thanks for the great recipe!

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