Rich lemon curd

Prep 10 min
Makes 2 Cups

21

Ingredients

1/3 cup
unsalted butter, at room temperature
2
eggs, at room temperature
3
egg yolks, at room temperature
1/8 tsp
2/3 cup

Instructions

  • Beat sugar with butter, eggs, yolks and salt in a medium saucepan, with an electric mixer on high, until creamy, about 1 min. Beat in lemon juice. (Mixture may curdle but will smooth out during cooking.)
  • Set saucepan over medium-high. Cook, whisking constantly, until curd is thickened and smooth and coats the back of a spoon, 3 to 5 min. Serve warm or store in jars. Refrigerate up to 5 days.

Switch Up This Lemon Curd Recipe:

Tangy curd variations to suit every taste.

Lime Curd

Instead of lemon juice, use lime juice.

Clementine Curd

Reduce sugar to 1/2 cup. Reduce lemon juice to 1/4 cup. Stir 1/2 cup clementine juice and 2 tsp cornstarch into lemon juice. Cook, whisking, until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Continue with recipe.

Grapefruit Curd

Reduce lemon juice to 1/4 cup. Stir 1/2 cup grapefruit juice and 2 tsp cornstarch into lemon juice. Cook, whisking, until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Continue with recipe.

5 Ways To Use Lemon Curd:

Citrus Meringue Tarts

Bake individual tart shells according to package directions. Fill shells with any curd. Top with mini-marshmallows. Bake at 350F until marshmallows are lightly golden, 3 to 5 min.

Gourmet Pancakes

Serve Rich Lemon Curd over homemade blueberry or raspberry pancakes.

Yogurt Parfait

Spoon some curd into a small bowl. Layer with Greek yogurt and granola.

Citrus Cream

Fold Lime Curd into homemade whipped cream. Serve over blueberry pie, scones or gingerbread.

Lemon Gelato

Freeze Rich Lemon Curd until firm.

Nutrition

Calories 47, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 5 g, Fat 3 g, Sodium 14 mg.
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