Whipped up pavlova, meringues or some egg white omelets lately? Don’t even think about throwing away those egg yolks. From dinner to dessert, here are 20 egg yolk recipes to turn to when you have leftovers.
20 Egg Yolk Recipes for When You Have Leftovers
1. Crème Brûlée
You’ll need eight egg yolks for this ultra-rich custard filling crowned with a perfectly caramelized sugar topping.
2. Butternut Squash Carbonara
This autumnal remix of traditional carbonara is packed with hidden veggies.
4. Rum Cake
Some of the most delicious desserts are mind-blowingly simple. Think dense yellow Bundt cake drizzled with butter-rum sauce.
5. Honey Strawberry Peach Pie
Egg yolk gives the pretty lattice crust its glossy, golden look.
8. Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Rich, creamy, frozen perfection. We'll take two scoops with sprinkles, please.
12. Homemade Mayonnaise
All you need is one egg yolk and three minutes to whip up this tasty spread.
14. Instant Pot Deep Dark Chocolate Pudding
Egg yolks give this firm favorite an extra silky texture.
16. Lemon Pie With Blueberry Meringue
While the lilac meringue gets its fluffy texture from egg whites, egg yolks make the puckering lemon filling possible.
18. Raspberry Choux Puffs
Not only is there an extra yolk in the flaky, buttery choux pastry, but the vanilla bean crème pâtissière also calls for four egg yolks.
19. Instant Pot Risotto à La Carbonara
Sorry, pasta. You'll have to sit this one out. Substitute Arborio rice in this iconically eggy dish that's spiked with white wine, diced pancetta and all the shredded Parm.
20. Chocolate Semifreddo Seduction
This smooth frozen dessert only requires five minutes of prep and 30 minutes of chilling to come together.