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Zesty Lemon Curd

 Zesty Lemon Curd
There are lemon trees in our backyard, so I'm always on the prowl for new ways to use the fruit. When we shared some of our homegrown citrus with neighbors—Canadians who were spending the winter here—the wife "repaid" us by giving us this recipe! The curd keeps well, and it can be used for any meal. My husband likes it on waffles and toast for breakfast, but it's also a great dessert
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup butter, cubed

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, whisk the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and
  • peel until blended. Add butter; cook over medium heat, whisking
  • constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a
  • metal spoon and thermometer reads at least 170°. Do not allow to
  • boil. Remove from heat immediately. Transfer to a small bowl; cool.
  • Press plastic wrap onto surface of curd. Refrigerate until cold.
  • Spread on muffins or rolls, or serve over waffles or ice cream.
  • Yield: 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.