Lemon Curd is great on biscuits, pancakes, pound cake, angel food cake, muffins, or just about anything!
I have the sweetest (traveling) husband in the whole world. He takes such an interest in what I’m cooking and blogging. Maybe he’s just a little worried about what he’ll have to eat! I told him I’ve been looking for the right time to make lemon curd. He asked “what is a lemon turd?” Should I tell him that it’s a ‘curd’ not a ‘turd?’ Lemon curd is a strange name and sounds like something that came out of the wrong end of a lemon. But it tastes pretty fantastic. I’ve seen lemon curd in the jelly and jam section of the grocery store. I’ve never bought it, nor have I tried it until now.
If you’re been reading SRFD for a while you probably know I have a small lemon obsession so naturally this sweet spread would appear sooner or later.
To tell the truth it tastes just like lemon pie. I guess it’s easy to see why … eggs, sugar, lemon juice, butter and zest.
Lemon Curd tastes like a crustless spreadable pie filling!
I know. That was way too easy! Cool the lemon curd for at least 10 minutes then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
What a great gift this would make! Maybe the next batch, this one already has a home 🙂
Here’s a great Pound Cake Recipe that would be delicious topped with lemon curd.
Homemade Lemon Curd
A lemony sauce that tastes just like a crustless lemon pie! Great served with pancakes, waffles, biscuits, scones, pound cake and angel food cake
Recipe type: Dessert Sauce
Serves: 2 cups
- 3 eggs, lightly whisked
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- dash of salt
- ¾ cup lemon juice (about 4 large lemons)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed
- zest of 2 lemons
- Zest two lemons and set aside. Juice 4 lemons or enough to make ¾ cup juice. Strain pulp and seeds before measuring.
- In a medium heavy bottom saucepan whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt and lemon juice until blended. Add butter and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the curd is thickened and coats the back of the spoon.
- For a silky smooth texture, blend briefly with an immersion or stick blender.
- Cool for at least 10 minutes then cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over cake, muffins, pancakes or waffles!
Recipe and photos updated July 2016
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We’re having company for dinner on Sunday so I’ll be doing some prep work Saturday. The weather is wonderful here in Virginia and I’m ready for a few days off work. I hope you have a fun filled weekend!
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