Lemon Pastel / Pastel De Limon

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Gerry sans Sanddunes

I have wonderful past-memories of living on Spain's Balearic Islands. Food-wise, this Ibiza custard is one of them ... (Cunejo Aioli is another if anyone cares to pass on the recipe?) NOTE: This wonderful desert separates into two distinct layers as it bakes. Mmmmm ! Fantastico!

Top Review by rosslare

Absolutely fantastic! This is a creamy lemon curd custard, to put it bluntly, and it's heavenly! Sweet, tangy and creamy. Made it according to instructions, but for some reason I did not get the mentioned 2 layers, but it sure was good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325*F.
  2. Whisk sugar, lemon juice, eggs and eggs yolks in a large bowl until well-blended.
  3. Gradually whisk in the whipping cream.
  4. Strain through a sieve into 4x3/4 cup custard cups.
  5. Arrange cups in a baking pan and add enough hot water to come half-way up the sides of the custard cups.
  6. Bake, about 30 minutes, until custards are barely set in the centre.
  7. Remove cups from water and cool slightly.
  8. Cover, then refrigerate overnight.
  9. (This can be prepared 2 days ahead and kept refrigerated).

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