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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

My daughter spent the night at a friend’s house this weekend. She came home raving about some lemon curd they had on crepes for breakfast and asked if we could make some. I just happened to have some lemons in the fruit bowl and the rest of the ingredients for Ina Garten’s recipe I found on the Food Network. It seriously took 15 minutes to prep and cook and the taste is unbelievable! This curd will be great on crepes, pancakes & waffles, toast, or muffins. I plan on spreading it on my kids’ blueberry pancakes tomorrow morning.  I will not be buying store-bought curd again… homemade tastes better and is much less expensive!

Lemon Curd

How to Make Lemon Curd

Combine the zest of 2 lemons and the white sugar together with your fingers until it’s well combined and the sugar is fragrant. Set aside.

Cream the butter with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the fragrant sugar and blend until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix thoroughly. Add the lemon juice and salt and blend until well combined.

Pour into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until thickened, about 10 minutes at about 170 degrees. Remove from heat and let cool before pouring it into a container. Serve over crepes, pancakes & waffles, toast, or muffins. Store, well-sealed, in the refrigerator. Enjoy.

Lemon Curd

 

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons zested
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ½ stick unsalted butter room temperature, (4 tbsp)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup lemon juice 2-3 lemons
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Combine the zest of 2 lemons and the white sugar together with your fingers until it's well combined and the sugar is fragrant. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the fragrant sugar and blend until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix thoroughly. Add the lemon juice and salt and blend until well combined.
  • Pour into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until thickened, about 10 minutes at about 170 degrees. Remove from heat and let cool before pouring it into a container. Serve over crepes, pancakes & waffles, toast, or muffins. Store, well-sealed, in the refrigerator. Enjoy.
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20 Comments

  1. I love home made lemon curd!!! It also goes really well with scones! It looks delicious 🙂

  2. Love, love, love Lemon Curd! It’s simplicity, amount of time it takes to prepare, and flavor! Superb! It’s great for lots of uses including stuffed French toast with raspberry or blueberry filling drizzled with maple syrup. Yum!!

  3. Lemon curd is soooo good. The color of yours looks fantastic! Definitely something that should be kept in the fridge at all times 🙂

  4. Hi Pam 🙂 I love lemon curd and yours has a lovely colour. I wish I had some in my fridge right now! Have a nice week!

  5. I love baking with lemon curd also. It is great in a quick bread or as a filling for a layer cake. I especially like it as a spread for homemade scones.

  6. I have a Meyer lemon tree that is loaded now. How long can this lemon curd keep in the fridge?

    1. Jeannie,

      After researching on the internet, it looks like it will last 1-2 weeks. If you have a lot of lemons, it might be better to can the lemon curd. I’ve never tried canning it before, if you do it, please let me know how it turns out.

      Cheers,
      Pam

  7. Kim in MD says:

    I have made this recipe, and it’s amazing. Your photos are stunning, Pam!

  8. This looks so good. My mother used to make lemon-curd tarts for special treats. Hers was store bought lemon curd which was so good, but when she made it from scratch the taste put it over the top delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks Pam!

  9. Yana Yakhnitskiy says:

    How long does this keep for in the fridge?

    1. Yana,

      After researching on the internet, it looks like it will last 1-2 weeks. If your family is like mine, it won’t last that long.

      Cheers,
      Pam

  10. I’m glad she liked it! 🙂 -Colleen

  11. Lemon curd is my favorite! I could eat it straight from the jar.

  12. Hey lemon curd is so healthy, I prepare this for my sons every morning. We all know how nutritious lemon is, it can help alkalized the body, since it acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds.

  13. Just made this. It is amazing and I am not even a fan of lemon desserts! Im converted!