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Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe
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Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

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Lemon curd is a scrumptious spread for scones, biscuits or other baked goods. You can find it in larger grocery stores alongside the jams and jellies or with the baking supplies, but I like making it from scratch.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 13 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 110 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk the eggs, sugar and lemon juice until blended. Add butter and lemon peel; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a metal spoon. Transfer to a small bowl; cool for 10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.
Originally published as Lemon Curd in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p12

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 110 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2014

This was fabulous! It was not difficult at all.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

The recipe was a bit thin for my taste but a tablespoon of cornstarch will fix that. Lovely flavor. Makes a great filling for lemon tassies with whipped cream on top.

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

This works well with any recipe that calls for lemon curd. This saves a money and a trip to the supermarket. My family loves it on gingerbread! Thanks to the TOH test kitchen for the recipe!

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Reviewed May. 2, 2011

Awesome recipe! Delicious and very quick and easy to prepare.

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

I am a huge lemon fan, and this lemon curd was fast, easy and delicious.

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