What to do with Egg Yolks

Ok, so you’ve just made a beautiful Angel Food cake or a batch of gorgeous French Macarons. So, what to do with all those left over eggs yolks? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Creme Brulee in a white dish.

Scroll through my collection of recipes that use all yolks or more yolks than whites. All of these recipes use at least 3 extra egg yolks.

Also, don’t forget that you can freeze your extra yolks for later. Scroll to the bottom of that post for instructions on how to freeze egg yolks.

Recipes that use Extra Egg Yolks

Yolks Only Lemon Curd Recipe
Lemon curd is an incredibly easy to make recipe that is unbelievably versatile in the kitchen. Make this when you've got extra egg yolks to use up. This recipe makes about 3 cups of curd.
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a jar of lemon curd
Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
Delicious and creamy homemade ice cream flavored with fragrant vanilla bean. Rich with egg yolks, it's a real treat. All of my ice cream recipes use extra yolks. Click here to see a full list of ice cream recipes.
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a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream
Classic Creme Brulee
Classic creme brulee should be creamy and silky with a glass thin coating of caramelized sugar.
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vanilla creme brulee
Dark Chocolate Pudding
Old fashioned chocolate pudding made with dark cocoa and a hint of (optional) rum.
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a dish of dark chocolate pudding with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
Crème Anglaise Recipe
Crème Anglaise, the classic custard sauce, is versatile and can be flavored a million different ways. This is a great basic recipe to have on hand. It can elevate an ordinary dessert into a special presentation. The recipe makes 3 cups of sauce.
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creme anglaise
Baileys pot de creme
Baileys Pot de Creme looks sophisticated, but they're kind of like a grown up version of pudding cups with an Irish Cream flavor. Easy to make with just 5 ingredients, and so tasty.
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a ramekin with Baileys pot de creme
Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe
Chocolate Mousse Pie! A crunchy Oreo cookie-crust is filled with light and luscious dark chocolate mousse. The pie is topped with a mountain of vanilla scented whipped cream and homemade chocolate curls.
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Pastry Cream Recipe
Vanilla Pastry Cream is an essential baking recipe. Use it to fill cream puffs or eclairs. Add chocolate or bananas for a cream pie filling. Put it under fresh fruit in a tart shell, or between layers of puff pastry for napoleons. One essential recipe, so many possibilities.
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Cream puff filled with pastry cream
Margarita Pie
Key Lime Pie meets your favorite classic margarita in this luscious dessert.
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a slice of margarita pie
Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
Peanut Butter Mousse Pie is made with a crunchy graham cracker-peanut crust filled with light and luscious peanut butter mousse. You can add optional jelly or chocolate for another layer of flavor. Use hot-pepper jelly for a sweet-heat treat.
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A slice of peanut butter mousse pie
Bourbon Butterscotch Pudding
Old fashioned butterscotch pudding made with real butterscotch flavors and a hint of (optional) bourbon.
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a dish of Butterscotch Pudding
Vanilla Mousse
Vanilla Mousse is an ethereal, light as air dessert flavored with real vanilla bean. Serve it with fresh fruit, chocolate shavings or fruit sauce.
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a dish of vanilla mousse on a pink plate

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