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Meyer Lemon Parfaits in three glasses with layers of lemon curd, yogurt, and graham crackers.

Meyer Lemon Parfaits

A recipe for Meyer Lemon Parfaits! Homemade Meyer lemon curd is layered with vanilla yogurt and crushed graham crackers for light and delicious treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine N/A
Keyword graham cracker, Greek yogurt, lemon, meyer lemon, parfait, yogurt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 23 minutes
Servings 3 -4 Servings


Meyer Lemon Curd:

  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) freshly squeezed Meyer Lemon juice about 5-6 Meyer lemons
  • 2/3 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) unsalted butter

Vanilla Yogurt:

  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces, 340 grams) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 milliliters) honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

Meyer Lemon Parfaits:

  • 6 graham crackers crushed
  • Meyer lemon zest
  • Coarse or flaky sea salt
  • Fresh mint


To make the Meyer Lemon Curd:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the Meyer lemon juice, sugar, eggs, and Meyer lemon zest over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk until smooth and continue to whisk until thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Mix in butter until smooth and melted. If desired, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and into a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours.

To make the Vanilla Yogurt:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt with honey to taste and vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble the Meyer Lemon Parfaits.

To assemble:

  • To the bottom of┬áthree to four small serving glasses, add about a tablespoon of the vanilla yogurt. Top with a layer of the chilled Meyer lemon curd. Cover with a layer of the crushed graham crackers. Add more yogurt and top with a final layer of Meyer lemon curd.
  • Garnish with a large pinch of crushed graham crackers, fresh mint, and if desired, a pinch of sea salt and more lemon zest.
  • Serve immediately.