Quick and Easy Lemon Curd

Lynette !


This curd can be used in many recipes... some to follow!!


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2 cups
15 Min
10 Min


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  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon zest
  • 1 c
    fresh lemon juice (fresh is important)
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
  • 4

How to Make Quick and Easy Lemon Curd


  1. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Gradually add the lemon juice to the butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition; stir in zest. (Mixture will look curdled). Transfer to a 3 quart microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave at High for 5 minutes, stirring at 1 minute intervals. Microwave, stirring at 30 second intervals, 1 to 2 minutes longer or until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon, and starts to mound slightly when stirred.
  4. Place heavy duty plastic wrap directly on the warm curd (to prevent a film from forming) and chill for 4 hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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About Quick and Easy Lemon Curd

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American

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