Lemon Curd...perfect summertime treat!
Recipe type: Dessert, Easy, Summer Treat
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Serves: 3-4
This 4 ingredient recipe is easy and addicting! The perfect treat for a hot summer afternoon.
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¾ stick butter, diced small
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar. Blend well.
  2. Add the diced butter.
  3. Stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Lower heat as you are cooking and keep stirring as lemon curd is thickening up.
  4. Chill. Will keep up to a week in the fridge (if it lasts that long!)
*The original recipe calls for straining it. The bits of zest are small and I prefer to leave them in. Plus this saves what could be a messy and time consuming step. It also adds ½ tsp of vanilla which I omitted because I prefer ALL lemon!! Original recipe called for ½ cup lemon juice, and I just used the juice from the whole lemon. It was SO tart and tangy and good!!
Recipe by Creative Kitchen at http://creativekitchenadventures.com/2011/08/02/lemon-curd-perfect-summertime-treat/