Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Winter, Citrus, Delight!  I love anything lemon!  It is so refreshing…the tart beauty..the brilliant color.  It sings a promise of sunshine and warmth of days to come.  Ahhh…..huge smile!  Enjoy the Lemon Curd.  I’m going to make an abundance of it and freeze.  

Check below for 6 Minute Microwave Lemon Curd.

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I made the Lemon Curd with whole eggs.  I also added them at the beginning, along with the juice and sugar. I made Grapefruit Curd also *recipe soon* and added it after the syrup was made.  I was the same either way.  Do whatever is easiest for you.  This can also be viewed at Examiner.com, please take a moment and visit.  I’d love for you to subscribe there also…the button is above the slideshow.

Lemon Curd

makes 2 1/2 pints

1 cup lemon juice…4 to 8 lemons, depending on size

1 to 2 Tablespoons zest, 1 T is tart

1 cup sugar, more if you want it sweeter

3 eggs, whole

6 Tablespoons butter…use the real stuff, sliced 

jars or containers, sterilized

Zest lemons and cover so it doesn’t dry out.  Juice lemons to make 1 cup juice. 

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Stir juice, sugar and eggs to blend.  Put a heatproof bowl, stainless steel or pyrex as I used… on top of a pot of water to form a double boiler.  

Make certain bowl isn’t too far in the pot and the water does not touch the bowl while boiling.  Let the dog out, get the kids a snack, put on comfy shoes and some good music, get your whisk and be prepared to be glued to the stove for 15 minutes more or less.  Heat the water to a low to medium boil and start stirring.  

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Stir, stir, stir, and stir some more.

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When the mixture is thick and you can make a line on the back of a spoon, it is ready.
This should have a temperature of at least 160 degrees F.

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Add butter, some recipes said to add on pat at a time….I added it all at once and it worked for me.  Stir in zest if using…I didn’t use it this but did in the Grapefruit Curd.Pour into clean and sterile containers.  I used canning jars.

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Put in the refrigerator and let chill completely.  Be certain to cover the jars!  I put them in the fridge, thinking it would just be a minute,got busy and well, ya know the rest.  Cover the jars or you will have a slight film on top.  I ate it…YUM!There ya go!  Homemade Lemon Curd!  

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Homemade Yogurt *recipe coming soon* and Homemade Lemon Curd. Enjoy!  

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6 Minute Microwave Lemon Curd