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3 tsplemon zest, fresh off the lemon
1/2 cfreshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cwhite granulated sugar
6 Tbspbutter cut into pieces
3eggs, lightly beaten
How to Make Lemon Curd
- Zest off the rind of the lemon to make 3 tsp.
- Mix lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Add butter and stir it until it's melted. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
- Beat eggs into the cooled lemon mixture until well blended. Return to the heat
and cook over medium-low heat about 15 minutes until it's thickened. DON'T LET THE LEMON MIXTURE BOIL AS IT WILL CURDLE. It will continue to thicken after it's cooled. Makes about 2 cups and should be refrigerated.