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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. Melt butter in a medium saucepan; remove from heat and add the sugar and lemon juice, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the beaten eggs, stirring until thoroughly combined. Return saucepan to medium heat; bring mixture to a boil while constantly stirring (mixture scorches easily), continue cooking and stirring for 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  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.