Recipes For My Boys: Lemon Curd

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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.


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.  

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.  

Stir, stir, stir, and stir some more.  

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.

 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.  

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!  

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

You will love this one, also!

6 Minute Microwave Lemon Curd

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