Lemon curd is one of my favorite spreads for biscuits, scones, or muffins, and it makes a wonderful cake or pastry filling.
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup lemon juice, fresh
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons salted butter, cut in small slices
- 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
In the top of a double boiler or in a metal bowl over simmering water, whisk the eggs with the lemon juice and sugar. Whisk constantly until the mixture is quite thick, similar to yogurt. It should coat the back of a spoon. This will take about 9 to 11 minutes. Remove and put through the strainer, then whisk the butter into the mixture a few pieces at a time. Add the lemon zest to the mixture, stirring until well blended.
Put a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the mixture so it won't form a skin as it cools. The lemon curd will thicken more as it cools. Put in a covered container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups of lemon curd.
Meyer Lemon Curd
Use this lemon curd as a cake filling or serve with biscuits or muffins. Feel free to use either Meyer lemon juice or regular fresh lemon juice to make this lemon curd. This recipe makes about 1 cup.
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Lemon Cake Recipe
This lemon layer cake recipe was shared on our forum. This delicious lemon cake is frosted with a lemon cream cheese frosting and filled with lemon curd.