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This is the lightest, creamiest lemon curd I've ever had. It does not curdle so there are no tiny bits of cooked egg to ruin the look of the curd. The flavors are well balanced. I've used it as a topping for lemon cake and a filling for tarts and as a jar-to-spoon treat. (Yum!) I found this recipe at the finecooking.com website. You can check there for great pictures of the process to help you on your first try with this.
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- 1In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer, about 2 minutes.
- 2Slowly add the eggs and yolks. Beat for 1 minute.
- 3Mix in the lemon juice. The mixture will look curdled, but it will smooth out as it cooks.
- 4In 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.)
- 5Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 15 minutes; It should leave a path on the back of a spoon and will read 170°F on a thermometer. Don't let the mixture boil.
- 6Remove the curd from the heat; stir in the lemon zest.
- 7Transfer 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.
- 8Covered tightly, it will keep in the refrigerator for a week and in the freezer for 2 months.
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Nutritional Facts for Lemon Curd by Fine Cooking
Serving Size: 1 (584 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 836.5
- Calories from Fat 395
- Total Fat 43.9 g
- Saturated Fat 25.0 g
- Cholesterol 461.8 mg
- Sodium 384.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 106.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
- Sugars 102.2 g
- Protein 9.6 g