Lemon Curd And Peanut Butter Is An Unforgettable Sandwich Combo

Peanut butter pairs nicely with — well, pretty much anything. From Elvis's famous (and overloaded) peanut butter and bacon sandwiches to the Southern favorite peanut butter and mayo, and of course the classic peanut butter and jelly combination, there is hardly anything that doesn't go with the salty, creamy spread. But one sandwich partner that you may not have considered for your peanut butter sandwich endeavors is the tangy and delicious lemon curd.


Though typically found in cookies and desserts, lemon curd might just make the perfect companion on your peanut butter sandwich. The spread consists of lemon juice, butter, eggs, and lemon zest, and features a smooth and creamy consistency paired with a zingy and slightly buttery flavor that makes it the perfect filling for many pastries. But one less-than-typical use for lemon curd is to put it on a sandwich. Though perhaps too sweet to hold its own between two slices of bread, the spread — when paired with the slightly salty peanut butter — balances out to create a delicious and lemony snack.

A tangy twist on a classic

The flavor combination of sweet and savory is nothing new. It is the basis for the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, after all. Although grape is the default jelly used for the sandwich, other spreads — such as strawberry or cherry jams and jellies — are also popular choices, bringing a fresher, slightly tart taste to the sandwich. And lemon curd can take that flavor to the next level when paired with peanut butter.


This is because lemon curd has the sweetness of jelly, but also the tanginess of lemon. In addition to this, lemon curd also features a creamy consistency and a slightly buttery flavor that melds with peanut butter and contrasts its flavor to a higher degree than jelly, while also complementing peanut butter's taste and texture. And though lemon curd may seem like a particularly decadent choice for a sandwich topping, its lemony taste gives it a freshness that doesn't cause it to be overly saccharine on a sandwich, especially when paired with something salty. The combination of peanut butter and lemon curd makes for a stunning, one-of-a-kind sandwich that you'll come back to again and again.