This easy five ingredient homemade lemon curd is a lusciously creamy, tangy filling or topping for cakes, pies, cupcakes and pastries. Or simply spread it on a scone or spoon it on top of greek yogurt and enjoy. Lemon lovers rejoice with this easy lemon curd recipe. This is one of my absolute favorite recipes. I just love it but I could sit down with a spoon and eat a half a cup of lemon curd. In just a few easy steps you too can have better than real bakery quality lemon curd in just a few easy steps.
1/3 cfresh lemon juice
1 Tbsplemon zest
How to Make Lemon Curd
- Heat a double boiler to a low boil. Then reduce to a simmer.
- In top of double boiler or heatproof non-reactive bowl whisk together lemon juice. lemon zest, sugar, salt, and egg yolks. Whisk continuously while cooking until the mixture reaches 160 degrees fahrenheit and coats the back of a spoon; approximately 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and promptly add the butter. Whisk in quickly and thoroughly.
- Pour curd into a jar or bowl and cover with plastic wrap to avoid a skin. Once cooled remove the plastic wrap and refrigerate.