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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
6 mins
chill:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 26 mins
Yield:
Makes about 1 1/3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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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