Frozen Lemon Cream Sandwiches

Star Ingredients: Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Lemon Curd and Jules Destrooper Crisp Butter Wafers

English lemon curd from a jar plus high-quality store-bought Belgian butter cookies help turn these ice cream sandwiches into an impressive dessert that can be made well ahead.

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  • Servings: 6
  • Time(Other): plus 4 hr freezing time
KEY: Summer, Winter, Cocktail Party, Game Day, New Year's Eve, American, Desserts, Make Ahead, No-Cook, Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • One 7-ounce container chilled crème fraîche
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 12 crisp butter waffle cookies
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped unsalted pistachios

How to make this recipe

  1. Line a small baking sheet with wax paper. In a chilled bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer, beat the crème fraîche with the lemon curd and lemon zest until firm peaks form. 
  2. Arrange half of the cookies on the baking sheet and spoon the lemon cream onto the centers, letting it ooze gently to the edges. Top with the remaining cookies, pressing down very gently. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and freeze the sandwiches until firm, at least 4 hours. 
  3. Spread the nuts on a plate and roll the edges of the sandwiches in them. Serve at once.

Make Ahead

The lemon cream sandwiches can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Contributed By Photo © Petrina Tinslay Published March 2004

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