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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd



This recipe goes with Lemon-Topped Cheesecake

Southern Living MAY 2005

  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/3 cups
  • Cook time:6 Minutes
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Chill:8 Hours


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces


Pour water to a depth of 1 inch into bottom of a double boiler; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer. Whisk eggs and egg yolks in top of double boiler away from heat; whisk in sugar, rind, and lemon juice. Place over simmering water. Cook, whisking constantly, until curd thickens, about 6 minutes.

Remove top of double boiler from simmering water, and add butter, whisking until melted. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding solids. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface of lemon curd to prevent a skin from forming, and chill at least 8 hours.


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