Lemon Curd: The Recipe to Make When Life Gives You Lemons! by Donna John

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6 months ago
Lemon Curd: The Recipe to Make When Life Gives You Lemons!

Tart and creamy, this lemon curd is perfect on toast, as a pie filling or as a cheesecake topping (my fave!). You could even dip pound cake squares or fruit in it!

You'll need:

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, cut into pieces

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and can coat the back of a spoon (you could also do this in a double boiler).
  3. Strain through a fine strainer into a bowl (this is optional). Cool.
  4. When cool, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Variation: Make key lime curd by substituting key lime juice for the lemon juice.

Donna John
It's great on cheesecake! I'll make mini cheesecakes and serve them with salted caramel, lemon curd and a fresh fruit.

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