Lemon Curd

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One should always have a jar of lemon curd on hand. A spoonful on cake, crackers, or especially on ice cream delivers a wonderful taste of freshness and decadence.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutes

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅛ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Place lemon zest and sugar in a small bowl. Work the zest into the sugar with your fingers, until the sugar is yellow and aromatic.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter in a separate medium bowl, then beat into the sugar mixture. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in lemon juice and salt, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Heat mixture over medium-low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes, or until it reaches 170°F.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate, covered, until needed.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅛ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Place lemon zest and sugar in a small bowl. Work the zest into the sugar with your fingers, until the sugar is yellow and aromatic.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter in a separate medium bowl, then beat into the sugar mixture. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in lemon juice and salt, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Heat mixture over medium-low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes, or until it reaches 170°F.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate, covered, until needed.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories100
Total Fat4.5g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium30mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars13g
Protein1g