[Recipe] Easy lemon curd recipe

I have started ventured into baking sweets, so you will see more blog posts with my successful treats. I have made lemon curd several times, but I finally found a recipe that makes the perfect lemon curd. It has right amount of tartness and sweetness, and consistency. Second thing I love about this lemon curd is that it is easy to make.

I don’t need to use a double boiler to melt or cook the ingredients, I just need to put the ingredients on the stove on low for about 10 minutes.  This recipe was adapted from Barefoot Contessa’s Ina Garten (original recipe here ).

Step 1: Sugar and lemon zest

Step 1: Sugar and lemon zest

I did change one thing in her recipe, I have replaced 2 extra large eggs with 2 egg yolks only. I like the final outcome of adding a combination of yolks and whole eggs.

[Recipe] Easy lemon curd recipe
 
Adapted from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-curd-recipe.html?oc=linkback
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Ingredients
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • 1½ cups of sugar
  • ¼ pound unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, add the sugar and the zest of the lemons and pulse until finely minced and combined with the sugar.
  2. Cream the butter and beat in the sugar and lemon mixture.
  3. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and then add the lemon juice and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Put the mixture into a saucepan or pot and cook for over low heat until the mixture is thickened (about 10 minutes). Stir constantly.
  5. Remove from the heat and cool or refrigerate.

Step 3: Adding the eggs one at a timeStep 3: Adding the eggs one at a time

Step 4: Putting the lemon curd on the stove

Step 4: Putting the lemon curd on the stove

I love lemon desserts and this will be my go-to recipe for the perfect lemon curd!

Lemon curd

Lemon curd

I added the lemon curd on the lemon cheesecake

I added the lemon curd on the lemon cheesecake

Lemon curd to top my dessert

Lemon curd to top my homemade ice cream

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