3 hr 35 min
(includes cooling times)
45 min
8 servings


Lemon Curd:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar 
  • Zest and juice of 3 lemons (about 1/2 cup juice) 
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 extra large eggs 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch 
Blueberry Compote:
  • 2 cups blueberries 
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
Sourdough Pretzel Crust:
  • 3/4 cup pretzel crumbs 
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1 pint cucumber mint gelato or your favorite flavor, for serving
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • Lemon slices, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the lemon curd: Process the sugar and lemon zest together until the zest is finely incorporated. Cream the butter, and beat in the lemon zest sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the lemon juice and salt and mix until combined.

Make a slurry by whisking together the cream and cornstarch. Pour the lemon mixture into a saucepan and cook over low heat until it begins to thicken, stirring constantly. Add the slurry (you may not need all of it) and continue to stir until the curd is fairly stiff but still spreadable. Remove from the heat and refrigerate until cooled.

For the blueberry compote: Cook the blueberries and sugar together over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and about half the berries have burst, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and let cool.

For the sourdough pretzel crust: Combine the pretzel crumbs, graham crumbs and butter in a bowl and mix together. Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie pan to create the crust, and then bake until lightly golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool.

Spread the curd into the cooled pie shell and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into 8 wedges. Put each on a plate and garnish with a generous dollop of compote, a scoop of gelato, a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of lemon.

Cook's Note

Freeze fresh berries at the peak of the season so that you have them on hand to use all year long. Any type of berry or fruit can be substituted for blueberries.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:


Lemon Meringue Pie

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Blueberry-Lemon Bread Pudding Muffins with Crumb Topping and Lemon Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Lemon Meringue Pie

Recipe courtesy of Pat Isley

Lemon-Basil Orzotto

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Meyer Lemon Cardamom Crinkle Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Joanne Maurer Ozug

Inverted Lemon Meringue Pie

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

Matt's Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Matt Armendariz

Steamed Lemon Pudding with Treacle Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

So Much Pretty Food Here