I just picked these lemons from my lemon tree. I have tons of lemons now, so I decided to make some lemon curd. Lemon curd only takes about ten minutes to make. Its cheaper than store-bought lemon curd too. Here are the ingredients you need to make it:
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup butter (I used salted butter and it turned out fine, but usually I use unsalted butter.)
Zest and juice the lemons.
Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and eggs in a small saucepan.
Turn on heat to medium-low and add butter. Whisk constantly until butter melts. If you don’t whisk it you’ll get chunks of cooked egg.
Continue whisking until thickened, about five minutes. Store in a glass container in your fridge.
Lemon curd can be used as a filling for layer cakes, a spread for toast or crumpets (which I need to learn how to make) or eaten by the spoonful. It’s also delicious mixed in with homemade yogurt. Enjoy!