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Lemon Curd Recipe

This Lemon Curd Recipe is simple yet scrumptious. You’ll have a lemon curd that is creamy, bright, cheery, and the perfect balance of sweet and tang. There’s big lemon flavor in this curd, making it a great gift for lemon lovers.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3 cups 1x

Ingredients

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  • zest of 3 large lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 lb salted butter, room temp
  • 4 extra-large eggs, room temp
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 34 lemons), pulp strained
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In a food processor fitted with steel blade, add lemon zest and sugar. Pulse until well combined and zest is finely minced with the sugar.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the butter. Beat in the sugar-zest mixture until combined. Add eggs, fresh lemon juice, and kosher salt. Mix until well combined, scraping down sides as needed.
  3. Pour mixture into a medium saucepan and whisk constantly over low heat until thickened, about 10-15 minutes. Lemon curd will thicken just below the point of simmer. It will turn from a dark yellow liquid to a pale, thick syrup as you whisk.
  4. Once lemon curd is nicely thickened and pale yellow, remove from heat. Allow to cool and chill completely. Store in airtight container in fridge.

Notes

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 153
  • Sugar: 20.2 g
  • Sodium: 78.2 mg
  • Fat: 7.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.7 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.9 mg
  • Category: snack, side
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Lemon Curd Recipe, Homemade Lemon Curd