Lemon Parfaits

With a crumble of shortbread cookies on top.
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Lemon Parfaits

Recipe by Laura Rege

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Servings: Makes 4 Parfaits


  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tbsp. sugar

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • shortbread cookies, crushed, for topping


In small saucepan, whisk eggs and 1/3 cup sugar. Stir in juice and oil. Cook over medium, stirring until thickened, about 4 minutes. Strain into bowl. Press plastic wrap directly on surface of curd. Chill for 20 minutes. Whip cream with remaining 3 tbsp. sugar until firm peaks form. In 4 small glasses, layer cream and lemon curd. Top with cookies.