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Lemon Curd

Lemon CurdLemon curd is a spreadable condiment/sauce that has a velvety smooth texture with a sweet buttery lemon taste. It is wonderful spread on warm scones, or used as a filling for cakes, cookies, tarts and pies.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter (no substitutes)
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 large eggs, beaten

Cooking Directions:

  1. In the top of a double boiler melt butter. Stir in sugar and lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in beaten eggs, stirring until thoroughly combined. Cook, constantly stirring, until thickened.
  2. Cool completely at room temperature, then store in a covered, non-reactive container in the refrigerator.

Makes about 3 cups.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.