How to Make Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is a thick, creamy flavourful spread made by cooking down lemon juice, eggs and sugar.  The key here is fresh lemon juice and some patience.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 Eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, about 3 lemons will work

1/4 cup butter

1 tablespoon lemon zest (it’s easiest to zest a cold lemon)

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Combine the sugar, eggs, lemon juice & lemon zest in a heat safe bowl.  Place the bowl over a simmering pot of water.
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Continuously stir the mixture over the simmering water.
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You’ll start to notice the mixture begin to thicken.  You will want to get the temperature into the 160 – 170F range.  The mixture should have a texture like a thick salad dressing.
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Once you hit the right temperature range, take it off the heat and add your butter and whisk until fully melted.
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Et voila, lemon curd.
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Once finished you’ll have a bright and tart custard like concoction that can be used as a dessert filling or topping or just spread on a toasted english muffin or crepe for your morning breakfast.  =)

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