I think lemon curd, though it has a kind of unpleasant name, is one of life's best tastes.
You can buy a jar, like this one, at the grocery store...
Low Fat Lemon Curd
- 1/3 cup strained, fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp fresh lemon zest
- 5 tbsp sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, combine sugar and lemon juice.
Add zest and stir until sugar is dissolved completely.
In a medium bowl, lightly beat egg. Whisking constantly (or with an electric mixer on low), very slowly stream the hot lemon-sugar syrup into the egg.
Transfer back into the saucepan by pouring the mixture through a sieve.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the curd just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Simple and delicious - and healthier than what you would get in the store!
Have you ever made lemon curd?