Desserts

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd
Level
Easy
Prep
8 minutes
Cook
15 minutes
Servings
Makes 6 servings, about 1/2 cup per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Make It

Step 1

Combine sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until hot but not boiling.

Step 2

Whisk egg yolks in small bowl. Slowly whisk about half of lemon mixture into egg yolks. Slowly whisk egg yolk mixture into remaining lemon mixture in saucepan.

Step 3

Cook, whisking constantly, for 5 to 8 minutes or until thickened. Reduce temperature as needed to prevent mixture from boiling.

Step 4

Remove from heat. Whisk a few pieces of butter into lemon mixture. Whisk to melt completely before adding more butter.

Step 5

Serve with berries and whipped cream, if desired. Or serve over cake slices or as a cake filling.

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