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21 Egg Yolk Recipes for Leftover Egg Yolks

Egg Yolk Recipes for Leftover Egg Yolks

These Egg Yolk recipes transform potential waste into indulgent creations. They not only prevent yolks from going to waste but also add a touch of decadence to your recipe repertoire by making great use of the most nutritionally rich part of the egg! The only downside is, that you’ll like them so much, that we’re going to have to look for egg white recipes too!

1. The Best Pound Cake Recipe

With just six ingredients, you can make this dense cake. It’s ready to eat in as little as 20 minutes and best of all, you can customize it with any topping you want including cinnamon, fresh fruit, and whipped cream.

2. Crème Brûlée

Pillowy soft on the inside with a flaky top layer, you’ll be enjoying this Crème Brûlée in as little as little as 40 minutes once chilled. You can use vanilla extract or vanilla beans, depending on what you have available.

4. Lemon Curd

Sweet and zesty, this lemon curd makes for the perfect summertime treat! Plus, it only takes five simple ingredients to make! Best served with ice cream, lemon bar fillings, pies, and cookies! it can even be used as a topping!

5. Tiramisu

With a hint of rum, Tiramisu is the perfect sweet snack that has a legacy of being one of the most popular Italian desserts. It’s made with soft ladyfingers, heavy whipping cream, and sweet mascarpone cheese. Enjoy with a glass of wine.

6. Fail-Proof Homemade Mayonnaise

Whether used as a sandwich spread or in an egg salad sandwich, you can’t go wrong with mayonnaise! You can make it at home in less than 10 minutes with your favorite oil, eggs, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and white wine vinegar.

7. Salt Cured Egg Yolks

Best served shaved on top of pasta or in ramen, these salt-cured egg yolks are super versatile. After separating the yolks, place them in a salt divet to preserve them. Once preserved, you can use them for whatever you want.

10. Pastéis de Nata Portuguese Custard Tarts

This is an authentic Portuguese dessert that’s full of flavor. Sweet egg custard sprinkled with vanilla extract and sugar creates a sweet center while flaky pastry coils around it. Every bite is crunchy, sweet, and delicious, honoring the Portuguese culture!

12. Egg Yolk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most chocolate chip cookie recipes call for whole eggs, but do you know that by using just the yolks you get moister, softer cookies? Give it a try and put those leftover yolks to good use!

14. Ultimate Classic Lemon Tart

Sweet and tangy, classic lemon tarts are ready to eat in as little as 1 hour and 20 minutes. The sweet lemon filling is poured into a flaky pie crust, but it can also be used as a cake filling.

15. Coconut Custard Recipe

This creamy, flavorful coconut custard recipe will transport you to the islands! Made with milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and coconut milk, this creamy custard can be enjoyed on its own or added to a layered cake, tart, or pie.

16. Persian Rice Cookies

If you’re in the mood for a different kind of cookie, or looking for a gluten-free one, these Persian rice cookies are worth a try! Infused with rose water, cardamom, and pistachios, these fragrant crumbly cookies might be your next favorite sweet indulgence!

17. Peach Custard Pie

Taste the sweet southern flavors in this delicious and easy-to-make peach custard pie. Soft peaches are glazed with vanilla, sugar, eggs, and Greek Yogurt and then baked until the pie crust is golden brown. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!