Monday, April 10, 2017

Homemade Lemon Curd


Simple, quick, and delicious this homemade lemon curd is the perfect spring dessert.


I love lemons! I love how bright and fresh they are, I love their color, I love to squeeze them into plain carbonated water or ice water, and I especially love to smell freshly sliced lemons and the juice that rolls onto my hands. (I don't love when that juice finds the cracks in my dry skin, but I'm willing to overlook that part.)

The other day I had a couple lemons that I thought would become lemon bars. But I realized I was the only one at my house who would eat the lemon bars and the craving subsided so I was left searching for "lemon recipes." All the good ones called for lemon curd.

This was no problem because I've made homemade lemon curd before. When my little Georgia turned 1 I made the most spectacular birthday cake I've ever created and it had a lemon curd filling. I'd just forgotten how easy it is to make lemon curd! And, more importantly, how impressive you feel after you make lemon curd.

The only problem I had after I made this ridiculously simple and delicious lemon curd was deciding how to use this precious, golden substance! What was the worthiest way to use it? While there are infinite possibilities-cake filling, cookie topping, toast spread, ice cream topping, bars, trifles, parfaits, cupcakes, cheesecakes- I finally settled for the most straightforward conduit to my mouth: a simple spoon.

Make this and your taste buds will dance and sing!


Simple, quick, and delicious this homemade lemon curd is the perfect spring dessert.


Homemade Lemon Curd

Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • zest of 2 lemons
Cooking Directions
  1. 1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  2. 2. Add butter and mix together over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
  3. 3. Remove from heat. Strain lemon curd using a sieve or cheese cloth for an extra smooth curd. Refrigerate until completely cooled.

Simple, quick, and delicious this homemade lemon curd is the perfect spring dessert.

 Bake the bread. Share the slices.

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