Lemon Curd Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon Curd recipe? Learn how to make Lemon Curd using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by musicshroom

Makes 16 servings



A delicious lemon curd recipe, great as a spread or filling! Makes 2 cups total, 2 tbsp per serving.

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Curd

6 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon zest

Recipe Directions for Lemon Curd

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer, about 2 min. Slowly add the eggs and yolks. Beat for 1 min. Mix in the lemon juice. The mixture will look curdled, but it will smooth out as it cooks.

  2. In a medium, heavy-based saucepan, cook the mixture over low heat until it looks smooth. (The curdled appearance disappears as the butter in the mixture melts.) Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 15 min. It should leave a path on the back of a spoon and will read 170F on a thermometer. Don't let the mixture boil.

  3. Remove the curd from the heat; stir in the lemon zest. Transfer the curd to a bowl. Press plastic wrap on the surface of the lemon curd to keep a skin from forming and chill the curd in the refrigerator. The curd will thicken further as it cools. Covered tightly, it will keep in the refrigerator for a week and in the freezer for 2 months.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 36.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
97
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Sodium
44mg
2%
Potassium
24mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
13.5g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
12.8g
Protein
1.2g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
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