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Chef John's Lighter Lemon Curd
May 16, 2015

I've never before attempted a custard or curd (always afraid of scrambling the eggs), but the video and clear instructions made it seem so ridiculously easy that I gave it a try. Glad I did - it IS ridiculously easy! The curd came out fantastic, with the lemon tartness coming through even better the second day. The family and I all loved it, and I'll be making this again often, although with less sugar since it's a bit sweet for my personal preference (I don't normally have sugar, so don't go by my preference - stick to the recipe!) Update 4 weeks later: I just put my fourth batch of curd in the fridge (lime this time) and now tweak it to match my personal taste (only 6 Tbsp of sugar, 2 Tbsp of butter, and 2 to 3 Tbsp of zest). This is now a staple in my house.

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