Lemon curd is super easy to make. Store bought lemon curd doesn't compare to the fresh, vibrant lemon flavor of homemade. Add lemon curd to cream cheese for a delicious frosting, put a spoonful on an English muffin for a delightful snack. The possibilities are endless!
grated zest of 1 lemon
3/4 Cup sugar
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice
pinch kosher salt
I used this recipe as a base to make lime curd and tangerine curd. I just swapped out the juice/zest but kept the same proportions. Amazing!
Check out the recipe for Lemon Loaf Cake too. The frosting is made with cream cheese and lemon curd. An excellent cake!
Enjoy! - The Recipe Wench
Mix together the lemon zest and sugar.
Cream butter and sugar/lemon mixture.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add lemon juice and salt.
Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened -- this should take about 10-15 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool.
Store in refrigerator. The curd will continue to thicken as it cools.