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Homemade Lemon Curd

February 17, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Lemon Curd

I often use store-bought lemon curd, simply because it’s quick and easy, but you really can’t beat the homemade variety. I recently made some, using a slightly modified version of Miette‘s recipe:


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
zest of one lemon
7 egg yolks
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces


Whisk together all but the butter in a heat-proof bowl. Set the bowl over a pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the curd is thickened. (If you stir it with a wooden spoon, remove the spoon and draw a line on the back with your finger, the line should stay).

1 - Mix Ingredients

2 - Double Boiler

3 - Thickened

Strain the curd, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Using a hand mixer, beat in the butter.

4 - Strain

6 - Beat in Butter

5 - After Strain

Cover with plastic wrap, so that the plastic touches the top of the curd. Refrigerate until chilled, and use within a week.

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