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

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

142 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 20.9g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 68mg; sodium 21.7mg. Full Nutrition
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