Karla Everett Recipe

Lemon Curd

By Karla Everett Karla59


Rating:
Serves:
1-1/2 cup
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Stove Top
Comments:

This curd is so easy to make and has a very good lemony flavor.

***ONLY USE FRESH LEMONS***

Ingredients

3 large
eggs
3/4 c
sugar
1/3 c
fresh lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons)
1 Tbsp
lemon zest , finely grated
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter ; cut into small pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Roll 2-3 room temperature lemons on your counter to loosen juice in side ; Using a fine grater , grate lemon rind to get your zest before you cut the lemons , cut lemons and squeeze the lemons through a strainer to catch any seeds and lemon pulp.
2
In the top of a double broiler combine the eggs , sugar and then add the FRESHLY squeezed lemon juice.
3
Cook over simmering hot water ( WHISKING the whole time so it don't curdle ) for 10 minutes or longer ; it will become the consistency of thick pudding. You can use a thermometer and measure the curd , it should reach around 170°.
Note: It may take longer than the 10 minutes of stirring time , try getting the curd to the same simmering temp before you start timing , because sometimes when you use a double broiler its hard to get it up to the proper temp.( I don't always use a D.B. just don't bring it to a boil or let it scorch if using direct heat.)
4
Remove from the heat and whisk the butter into the curd until butter is dissolved ; Mix in the shredded lemon zest.
5
Let cool ; it will continue to get thicker as it cools.
6
Pour into a small jar and seal tightly or cover with plastic wrap ( laying on top ; touching the curd ) so it does not form a skin like pudding does when its not covered.
7
Refrigerate and can be stored for up to 7 days.
8
Curd can be used in filling in donuts , jelly rolls , cakes , ect...

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #lemon, #curd

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55 Comments

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Apr 5, 2015 - Beth M. shared this recipe with discussion group: Portuguese-American and Other Favorites.
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Beth M. BakinTime
Apr 5, 2015
Karla, This is simple and delicious. I was going to use a different recipe, but there was a question in my mind about the amount of one ingredient; and I was pressed for time. I used the frozen puff pastry tarts and your Lemon Curd recipe, with berries on top. They came out wonderful, and I managed to make them this morning (4/5/15) before going to Easter Sunday Service!
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Carol Harpel Kitzer
Aug 18, 2014
Karla - Thanks, I guess it's all about the 'fresh taste'!!
Kitzer
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Karla Everett Karla59
Aug 18, 2014
Pure fresh lemon juice is always what I have used and can't guarantee how it would be with concentrated juice. Also like Susan salad I use the zest from the peel anyway.
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Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Aug 16, 2014
Actually, yes, my husband and Jose are distant cousins, from the same county in Puerto Rico. But they don't really know each other.