Do you know if there’s a Lemon Curd Addicts Anonymous treatment group?
If not, we might have to start one.
I was poking around one of my new favorite blogs and re-discovered lemon curd, I had wanted to try making it before but hadn’t taken the plunge.
Even thought I didn’t follow it seeing how simple her recipe was convinced me I had to try it. So I found four or five recipes, combined what I liked from them and tried it out.
I’ve made two batches now and I’m afraid it might become a regular condiment in our fridge.
Ok, I’m not afraid at all, I’m thrilled!
I can’t believe I’ve lived this long without having eaten a big spoonful of lemon curd, or toasty buttery bread with lemon curd or puff pastry filled with cream cheese and lemon curd…
If you like lemon and pudding type things you are going to love this. It’s super creamy and lemony, not overly acidic and mildly sweet.
Without further ado, the recipe:
6 tbsp butter
3 large eggs
zest and juice of three large lemons ( about a cup of juice and a ½ cup of loose zest)
1/3 cup natural sweetener of your choice, white, brown or raw sugar, honey, you pick!
1 tsp salt
Makes about two cups
Melt butter, add zest and juice, let cool to luke warm so it won’t scramble the eggs.
Beat and add the eggs, salt and sugar, Whisk together over medium low heat.
Keep whisking until it just starts to thicken, it may bubble too. Take it off the heat and keep whisking. Continue whisking until its appears to not be thickening anymore and it isn’t bubbling. If you don’t think its thick enough you can put it back on the heat and keep whisking. Doing it that way helps avoid scrambling your eggs.
It will continue to thicken as it cools so don’t worry if it isn’t super thick.
Then strain it through a fine mesh strainer, use a spoon or whisk to stir the curd so it will strain faster. You want to use the finest strainer you have so all the zest, any stray seeds or curdled egg gets removed. If you skip this part your curd won’t be nice and smooth like it should be.
Let it cool on the counter uncovered for a little while before covering and refrigerating.
This keeps for about a week.
I’m quite sure you can eat it all before then.
Melissa French - The More With Less Mom · March 7, 2014 at 2:58 am
This looks so easy, I want to drop everything and try it. If only I had some lemons! Hello from HomeAcre Hop.
Emily Swezey · March 7, 2014 at 6:58 am
You had better rustle up some lemons! Welcome and I hope you’ll be back soon!
Sis. Sabriena · March 12, 2014 at 11:58 pm
Never heard of this before! It looks absolutely delicious! I may have to buy some lemons soon…
Emily Swezey · March 13, 2014 at 1:59 am
You need to try it! If you like lemons you will LOVE lemon curd.
Summers Acres · March 13, 2014 at 12:45 am
Looks easy and sounds tasty. I’ve never had it before. Thanks for sharing with us at The HomeAcre Hop!Please join us again Thursday at:http://summers-acres.com~Ann
Emily Swezey · March 13, 2014 at 2:00 am
It is very easy, some recipes make it sounds complicated but it really isn’t. Thanks for stopping by!
Danni L. · March 13, 2014 at 2:18 pm
OH MY WORD. Emily, I am in love with lemon curd! I am going to make this tonight to make my lemon chicken instead of the curd I usually buy at the store. Pinned!
Emily Swezey · March 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm
hmmm, lemon curd used to cook chicken? Do tell! Let me know how it goes 🙂
Danni L. · March 13, 2014 at 9:16 pm
I’ll be posting about the recipe shortly, but the idea is that the curd forms the base for a sauce that’s briefly heated with vinegar and lemon juice, then mixed with cubed, cooked chicken. It’s so good! I’m actually getting ready to make the curd right now 🙂
Emily Swezey · March 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm
mmm, sounds yumm! I will have to check it out 🙂
Raia · March 29, 2014 at 1:45 am
Oh my goodness… that looks amazing. I am definitely going to be try this… Thanks for sharing it at Savoring Saturday! (Um… you don’t, by any chance, have a recipe for that amazing-looking pastry too, do you?) 😉
Emily Swezey · March 29, 2014 at 2:08 am
You are going to be in heaven, its so good! I do have a recipe for the puff pastry, just haven’t gotten around to posting it yet! I have to make it again and take pictures, sometime in the nearish future, keep your eyes peeled!
Adriana · February 21, 2015 at 5:54 pm
omg, i bet it would be amazing with honey. i’d never thought to try that!
firstname.lastname@example.org · March 5, 2015 at 6:18 pm
I haven’t made it with honey yet, but I know it has to be awesome. Thanks for commenting!