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Lemon Curd

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Luscious Lemon Curd!

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, At Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Egg Yolks
  • ¾ cups Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Preparation

Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer until it’s light and creamy (a few minutes). Add your eggs in one a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in lemon juice and mix together. Note: the mixture will look like cottage cheese but will become silky and smooth during cooking. Transfer the mixture into a heavy-bottomed sauce pan. Heat the pan over low-medium heat for approximately 10 minutes until the mixture thickens, stirring often. If the mixture is not thickening, increase your heat slightly and continue to stir.

Transfer the cooled mixture into a mason jar with a lid and refrigerate.

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nancy32408 on 12.18.2010

I have the most incredible Meyer Lemon tree in my yard. I just picked them off the tree because I was afraid of the freeze we had last week even though, we live in Northern Florida. Counted 121. Love them.

How long can the lemon curd stay in the fridge and do you by any chance, have some great recipes that calls for lemon juice? I usually squeeze all the juice, measure it out into 1 cup measure and freeze in bottom of Cool Whip containers. Then when frozen, pop the lemon cube out, wrap in saran wrap and put in freezer bags for anytime lemonade or whatever.

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Mylittlenutmeg on 10.20.2010

I can’t wait to try this. I LOVE lemon curd, just not enough to shell out what they want for it in my hometown.

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bell'alimento on 5.10.2010

Ah, thanks Tina! You’re quite welcome.

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DessertForTwo on 4.21.2010

Wow! I’ve been looking for a simple straight-forward lemon curd recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

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jlpcooks on 5.20.2013

So easy and so perfect! I got so many compliments on this. I used the lemon curd to make mini-lemon tarts, and I will definitely make this again!

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SinCitySugar on 1.22.2012

Very easy and extremely delicious! I’ve asked my friend with the Meyer Lemon tree for more lemons;)

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avillella on 7.14.2011

Delicious! I can not stop eating it! Instructions were easy to follow and it turned out wonderful!

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DessertForTwo on 3.17.2011

This is by far the best lemon curd I’ve ever tasted. Most lemon curds have an overly egg-y taste that totally turns me off. Not this one! I ate it by the spoonful! Thanks for another great one, Paula! :)

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