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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Make This at Home: Lemon Curd

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...

Or you can make it yourself, at home, easily!  Here's how:

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.

Beat for 2 minutes (only 1 if you’re using a mixer).

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.
Transfer to a small airtight container and store in the fridge. Makes about 2/3 cup. Recipe can be doubled.

Simple and delicious - and healthier than what you would get in the store!

Have you ever made lemon curd?

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  1. Mmmm...lemon curd!

  2. I made some that was yummy but was shocked at how much butter was in it. Yours sounds much healthier. Glad I found this through It's a Keeper's linky party. I linked in a salad using leftover roast lamb. Have a super week.