07/21/2014 11:38 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Best Idea Ever: Dessert Grilled Cheese

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This lemon mascarpone grilled cheese starts with pound cake and is filled with creamy mascarpone and tart lemon curd. Not all sandwiches have to be savory! How about sandwiches for dessert instead?

Have you ever been so desperate for dessert that it became an obsession? Usually I have an abundance of baked goods in my kitchen such as cookies or brownies. Since they are abundant, I only nibble at them here or there.

Every once in a while, I don't have any time to bake and that's when my obsessive dessert cravings go into overdrive. I kick myself for taking all my baked goods I used to have for granted. Or worse, I curse myself for not being better about hoarding desserts and hiding them throughout the house.


These are the days I am tempted to dig into my supply of unsweetened chocolate. Heck if I smother it with peanut butter, I could convince myself it's a Reese Cup right? Or maybe I could open up the marshmallow fluff and dig in with a spoon?

Then I remember I have lemons, and I have eggs, and I have sugar. With the help of my trusty dusty microwave I could be digging into tart lemon curd in a matter of minutes!

Lemon curd is one of my favorite things in the world. Give me the choice between lemon curd and ice cream and I'll choose the lemon curd every time. It is mouth-puckering goodness that can be eaten with anything. Even cardboard would taste good with lemon curd.


The ideas kept swirling about in my head - I was going to feast on dessert sandwiches tonight! I grabbed the mascarpone that I had sitting in the fridge and the pound cake from the freezer. While those two came to room temperature, I made my lemon curd. The rest as they say, is history!

I got my skillet and added a swirl of butter then I toasted one side of my pound cake, spread on the mascarpone and added a lovely dollop of lemon curd. Before I knew it I was digging into the sweetest sandwich! It tasted like cake AND lemon meringue pie all at once! The lemon curd melted perfectly into the mascarpone. Each bite was tart and creamy. I was in dessert heaven!

I need to go without baking more often. I come up with the best desserts! This Lemon Mascarpone Grilled Cheese recipe may top the list.


We couldn't agree more, Tanya! Want to start your meal with a savory sandwich? Don't miss Tanya's Jalapeño Turkey Burgers Recipe or The Rachel Sandwich

About Tanya Schroeder

Tanya covers every kind of meal on Lemons for Lulu. As our Sandwiches fanatic, she's going to wow you with Sandwich greatness, proving there's more to it than just bread, cheese, and meat.