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!
That looks great! I’ve been wanting to make lemon curd. Now you need to make scones to go with it!
Yum. Blueberry scones would be really good with it. So would crumpets. I’m going to make those either this week or next.
Yum! I love lemon curd! We recently made (almost this exact recipe!) from our very plentiful lemon tree. We ate it as a dessert, a dollop on top of sliced banana and granola. Thanks for the always yummy recipes. 🙂
You’re welcome! I’ll have to try it on granola sometime. 🙂
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