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Lemon Mint Curd Recipe

Lemon Mint Curd Recipe

I like to "dress up" ordinary recipes with my fresh, homegrown herbs. This minty lemon curd is a family favorite! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:28 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint

Directions

  • 1. Place sugar and mint leaves in a food processor; process until blended.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk eggs, sugar mixture, lemon juice and lemon peel until blended. Add butter; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 170°. Do not allow to boil. Immediately stir in minced mint.
  • 3. Transfer to a bowl; cool. Press plastic wrap onto surface of lemon curd; refrigerate until cold. Serve or transfer to covered jars and refrigerate up to 2 weeks. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.