Easy Lemon Curd
Recipe type: Jams & Preserves
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Serves: 2½ cups
This easy and delicious lemon curd is made from lemons, sugar, egg yolks and butter. It is the prefect filling for tartlets or scones.
  • 1 cup lemon juice (approx 5-7 lemons)
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cold butter cut into small pieces
  1. Pass egg yolks through a sieve set over a heavy saucepan to remove all the egg whites.
  2. Add sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Whisk to combine.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Make sure to stir down the sides of the saucepan. Cook until mixture thickens and coats the back of the wooden spoon, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Add butter, one piece at a time, stirring after each addition until the butter melts to assure the mixture is smooth.
  5. Ladle lemon curd into hot sterilised jars. Chill until set, about 1 hour. Twist on lids. Label.
Recipe by A Spoonful of Sugar at https://aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2015/05/easy-lemon-curd/