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Lemon Curd

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 2/3 cups


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in top of a double boiler. Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until butter melts. Gradually whisk about one-fourth of hot mixture into eggs, stirring constantly; add to remaining hot mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, 8 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats back of a spoon. Remove from heat; cool. Cover and chill completely.

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