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Recipes to Use Up Leftover Heavy Cream

All too often, I buy a carton of heavy cream for a recipe only to have the leftovers pushed to the back of the fridge and forgotten about. Does this sound familiar? I’ve discover that keeping a list of easy ideas for what to do with heavy cream is the best way to ensure that I use up the leftovers. It’s a very versatile ingredient that can be use in a wide range of sweet and savory recipes.

You’re in luck if you have a carton of leftover cream in your fridge and are wondering what to do with it. It’s a very versatile ingredient that can be use in both sweet and savory dishes. Here are over 30 recipes with heavy cream, including tender cream biscuits, lush scrambled eggs, creamy pasta, no-bake pie, and more, whether you have a spoonful or more than a cup.

All the Types of Cream Decoded

Unless otherwise specified, you can use any of the recipes below with a container labelled heavy cream, whipping cream, or simply cream.

Eggs, Biscuits, and Breakfast Treats

Bring the remaining cream to the breakfast table. It only takes a spoonful to make the most lush and tender scrambled eggs or to add a hint of richness to your bowl of oats. My favorite way to top off a mug of coffee is with a splash of cream.

Sweet Corn Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are everything you love about cornbread and blueberry muffins, crammed into one colorful summery treat.

Spinach and Feta Frittata
While frittatas can be made with whatever veggie scraps and cheese nubs you have in the fridge, few combinations are better than spinach and feta.

Totally Foolproof Quiche

Once you know the ratio of eggs to cream, you can make quiche — for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! — like a pro.

Frozen French Toast Sticks

Frozen French toast sticks aren’t just a novelty frozen food; they’re a legitimately warm and filling breakfast that’s perfect for little eaters even on the busiest school mornings.

Fast and Fancy Lemon Biscuits

With a touch of sunny citrus and coarse sugar, these pillowy lemon biscuits skew slightly sweet, feel instantly fancy, and come together in a single bowl.

Recipes to Use Up Leftover Heavy Cream

These are not just any soft and creamy scrambled eggs; these are the softest and the creamiest scrambled eggs of all time.

Cream Biscuits at Their Finest

These simple cream biscuits are a twist on the classic buttermilk biscuits. And, as with any biscuit, these are slightly crisp on the outside and pillow-soft on the inside.

Breakfast Bake with Loaded Blueberry Cheesecake

This is a Saturday brunch casserole at its finest, with toasted golden bread baked with cascades of juicy blueberries and deep, rich swirls of cream cheese.

Creamy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

When you think of oatmeal, you probably think of weekday breakfasts. Weekends are supposed to be for pancakes and eggs, right? So, set aside a Saturday for this oatmeal, because it’s as unique as they come.

Dinner Recipes to Use Up Leftover Heavy Cream

From sauces and soups to pastas and casseroles, use that leftover cream to make tonight’s dinner even more delicious.

Stuffed Shells with Spanakopita

A brightened-up version of the classic comfort food with Greek spanakopita flavours: spinach, feta cheese, fresh dill, and lots of lemon.

Grits in the South with Okra, Corn, and Goat Cheese

We’re big fans of “grits for dinner” — why should breakfast have all the fun? Crisp roasted okra, buttery sautéed corn, and tangy goat cheese top these creamy stone-ground grits.

1. Tahini Mousse Pie

This dreamboat is made of a cloud-like mousse made by combining piles of fluffy whipped cream and tahini (sesame paste). That vanilla bean-flecked creamy sweetness is poured over hunks of halva in a chocolate cookie-crumb crust. (There’s also a hint of Turkish coffee in the crust, which provides a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the pie.) If you thought it couldn’t get any better, think again: the final product is drizzled with silan, a date syrup.

2. New England Spider Cake

This magical cake, part-corn, part-pancake, achieves legendary status with the final step: heavy cream is pour into the batter right before bake. This gives the centre an unrivalled custardy softness—one reviewer was “amazed and daz” by the end result. This is technically a dessert, but because it tastes great topped with maple syrup, you can eat it for breakfast as well.

3. Millionaire’s Shortbread

Millionaire’s Shortbread got its name because it’s so rich, thanks to a combination of crisp and buttery shortbread, homemade caramel, and chocolate. (Imagine a Twix that won the lottery.) The heavy cream plays an important role in the caramel, lending it a soft loveliness that elevates the entire confection from very good to out-of-this-world amazing. Merrill Stubbs, our co-founder, took the deliciousness a step further by sprinkling the finished product with flaky sea salt, and we wholeheartedly approve.

4. Alice’s Chocolate Pudding

This incredibly simple pudding (one reviewer described it as “high reward for minimal effort”) from baking expert Alice Medrich shines at both weeknight dinners and elaborate holiday feasts. The pudding’s flavour is intensely, beautifully chocolate-y. Hood Cream is perfect for this, and it arrives just before serving, making it look effortlessly elegant—just pour the cream over the top of the pudding, forming little puddles across it. Then take a spoon.

5. Recipes to Use Up Leftover Heavy Cream

A posset is essentially a traditional British pudding. This one couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s a nod to key lime pie, but with a lot less fuss. Reviewers dubbed this silky pudding “unbelievable” and “outrageously delicious,” so if you’re looking for a sign to make it tonight, this is it.

6. Naughty Rhubarb Scones

Scones may not scream “heavy cream,” but it adds an unrivalled richness and density to these crumbly baked wonders. These are so delicious with vanilla sugar and hunks of rhubarb that you won’t need to top them with butter or jam. And a nearly perfect rating of 113 reviews? These are unquestionably winners for tea, after-dinner, or any other occasion.

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