Lemon Curd Waffles

Sweet waffles topped with lemon curd are a bright weekend brunch idea.

Total Time 30M

Servings 4


Lemon Curd

  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup grated lemon peel
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons Darigold butter (cut into ½-inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon Darigold heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 cups cake flour (all-purpose flour may be substituted)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cups Darigold buttermilk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Darigold butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (optional)
  • Whipped Darigold heavy cream
  • Lemon Curd (recipe follows)
  • Raspberries (optional)


Lemon Curd (Make first)

  1. Make a double boiler by simmering 2 inches of water in a medium saucepan.
  2. In a heatproof bowl, whisk together 4 egg yolks, ½ cup sugar, ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice, ¼ cup grated lemon peel and ⅛ teaspoon salt.
  3. Set the bowl over the simmering (not boiling) pan of water. (Water should not touch bottom of bowl.)
  4. Whisk constantly until the mixture reaches 170°F. (The mixture should thicken and form ribbons when the whisk is lifted from the bowl.)
  5. Immediately add 6 tablespoons Darigold butter (cut into ½-inch pieces), 1 tablespoon Darigold heavy cream and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract; whisk until mixture is smooth.
  6. Place in a covered container and refrigerate.

Makes about 1½ cups.


  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, eggs and lemon peel.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, just until blended.
  4. Spoon batter onto hot waffle iron.
  5. Cook until crisp and brown; keep warm and set aside. Serve with whipped cream, lemon curd and raspberries.