Pam's Lovely Lemon Curd

Pam Ellingson

By
@wmnofoz

I have made this recipe and I LOVE it. One of my favorite cakes is a white layer cake with this lemon curd between the layers as a filling, then frosted with a seven minute frosting then coated with coconut. Heavenly is the only word I can think of to describe it. 0;)
This is a web image until I make my own.


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Serves:

makes about a pint

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

5
egg yolks
1 c
sugar
4
lemons, zested and juiced
1 stick
butter, cut into pats and chilled

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add enough water to a medium saucepan to come about 1-inch up the side. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
Juice and zest the lemons. Measure citrus juice and if needed, add enough cold water to reach 1/3 cup.
2
Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and sugar in a medium size metal bowl and whisk until smooth, about 1 minute.
Add juice and zest to egg mixture and whisk smooth.
3
Once water reaches a simmer, reduce heat to low and place bowl on top of saucepan. (Bowl should be large enough to fit on top of saucepan without touching the water.) Whisk until thickened, approximately 8-10 minutes, or until mixture is light yellow and thickly coats the back of a spoon.
4
Remove from heat and whisk in butter one piece at a time, letting each addition to melt before adding another.
5
Place in a clean container and cover by laying a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the curd. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks

If you want to have a lighter lemon curd, fold in whipped cream just before serving. I love it that way on top of angel food cake with sliced strawberries. Yum.
6
OH YES, I forgot to say that if you want an absolutely smooth and perfect lemon curd, when you finish whisking in the butter, you can put it through a fine strainer just in case some of the eggs curdled while you were heating them. Not necessary taste wise, but will make it smoother.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American