The Friday Special: Blueberry and Lemon Curd Almond Cups

Update and Redux; C – These blueberry and lemon curd almonds cups may look fancy, but they are super simple to make. It’s great for serving at large brunches as a fruit salad or a dessert.

C – I really couldn’t wait until Spring this year.

I was getting sick and tired of Winter. I wanted to be done with it. Just a few more weeks until Spring begins and I am itching to start cooking with Spring fruit. So, I started early. I know it’s not blueberry season yet … but, there was a really good sale.

Don’t get me wrong I love citrus. But, some of the citrus I have been buying are getting to be too ripe. They are a bit strong for my taste. I still love that I am getting lemons from my neighbors and friends.

Thank you to all the nice and generous people out there allowing me to use your lemons. They are great. I made lots of lemon curd from them. I hope everyone enjoyed it. Now, it’s time to use other fruit.

Fresh blueberries delighted my taste buds this morning. I couldn’t wait to put them in this dessert cup. Crunchy bits of almond with another appearance of that lovely lemon curd mixed with plump, juicy blueberries.

It was great. A burst of blueberry juice and a sweet, tart lemon curd made me feel there was going to be an end to Winter.

I think I might be jinxing myself making this dessert so early in the season. I may be predicting at least three more weeks of cold Winter.

Blueberry and Lemon Curd Almond Cups
Recipe type: Desserts
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup lemon curd
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar (more if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine blueberries and lemon curd. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Place almonds and brown sugar in a food process and chop finely.
  3. Add butter and salt and blend until incorporated.
  4. Place a teaspoon of almond mixture on the bottom of a small cup.
  5. Top with blueberry/lemon curd mixture.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  7. Serve.
  8. Enjoy!

I hope I am wrong and can enjoy this dessert without this winter guilt over my head.

Oh well, I will enjoy it anyway.