Do you know how to make lemon curd?  Tart, sweet, and bursting with flavor, this thick lemon curd tastes great in tarts, on waffles and pancakes, and in many desserts.Check out this easy tutorial on how to make your own lemon curd from scratch! It's a perfect topping or filling for desserts, pancakes, waffles, etc.!
Years ago, I first tried this thick citrus “sauce” at a breakfast get together at a friends home.  My friend Sandy offered me some of her homemade lemon curd to put on my breakfast waffle. I said okay, which was quickly followed by,  “Sure, but what IS lemon curd?” My assumption was that it was like the curds you find in cottage cheese, and it is NOTHING like that. Silly me. This sauce tastes absolutely amazing, and once I tried it, I was hooked!

The first time I decided to make homemade lemon curd (for a dessert recipe I was making), I assumed it was going to be quite difficult to make. Boy… was I wrong! It was very simple, and the results were fantastic!

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How To Make Lemon Curd

Place the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar in a small saucepan. Whisk these together well, over medium heat.  Once the ingredients are fully mixed, whisk in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt.

Eggs, sugar, and egg yolks in pan, to begin making lemon curd.

Add butter to the pan and cook, whisking constantly, until the butter has melted and the curd has thickened. This will take approx. 3-4 minutes, so be patient, and keep stirring! IMPORTANT TIP: DO NOT LET THE MIXTURE BOIL! Just keep on whisking, and it will be just fine!

Butter is melted into eggs and sugar in pan, to make lemon curd.

Keep on whisking the sauce, until it thickens. Once the lemon curd has thickened, remove the pan from the heat, and let the curd cool to room temperature. While it is cooling, give it a good stir every few minutes.

The lemon curd is continually stirred while cooking, until it thickens.

Cooling And Storing The Homemade Lemon Curd

When the lemon curd has cooled to room temp, cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator. This sauce will need to be well chilled prior to serving (at least 3-4 hours). Lemon curd should be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, and will keep for up to 5-6 days.

A spoonful of homemade lemon curd should be nice and thick.

The sauce is very versatile, and can be used in many recipes I recently used it in a recipe for Lemon Curd Filled Won Ton Cups! See them in the photo below? Aren’t they cute? They are also incredibly yummy!


Lemon curd is used to fill these won ton dessert cups.I might also mention that it is hard to not eat this amazing lemon curd right out of the pan with a spoon!  It’s soooo good.  Hope you’ll give it a try. You’re gonna love it in a variety of desserts, on waffles or pancakes, etc!

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Recipe Source:  http://www.littlemisscelebration.com/2013/06/16/lemon-lime-curd-in-sugared-wonton-cups/

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How To Make Lemon Curd
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Check out this easy tutorial on how to make your own lemon curd from scratch! It's a perfect topping or filling for desserts, pancakes, waffles, etc.
Category: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon curd
Servings: 24 Tablespoons (approx. 1½ cups total)
Calories Per Serving: 55 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs , plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 Tablespoon cold , unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 6 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan (over medium heat), combine eggs, egg yolks, and sugar. Whisk these together well.
  2. Once mixed, whisk in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and the salt.
  3. Add butter to the pan and cook, whisking constantly, until butter has melted and the curd has thickened. This will take approx. 3-4 minutes. DO NOT LET THE MIXTURE BOIL! Just keep on whisking.
  4. Once curd has thickened, remove pan from heat and let the curd cool to room temperature. While curd is cooling, give it a good stir every few minutes. Once lemon curd has cooled to room temp, cover the pan with plastic wrap and put it in refrigerator. The lemon curd will need to be well chilled prior to serving (at least 3-4 hours).
Nutrition Facts
How To Make Lemon Curd
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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