Lemon Curd

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Rich and creamy lemon curd is perfect alongside scones or sugar cookies.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

Directions

  1. Whisk eggs, sugar, and lemon juice in a double boiler over simmering water until mixed well, then continue to stir until thick, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Drain through a mesh sieve to get rid of lumps. Fold in butter until well incorporated. Mix in lemon zest. Cover curd and chill in the refrigerator until it has thickened, about 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

Be careful not to use any corrosive metal bowls/spoons/whisks or else it will end up with a metallic aftertaste! I'm not sure how it will taste with bottled lemon juice because I always make anything that has to do with fruit fresh from my own fruit.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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