Lemon Curd

I love lemon curd. A lot. I have made many different recipes over the years, and this is by far the best I have ever tasted. A variation of Martha Stewart’s classic recipe, this lemon curd is thick, and rich, and incredibly luxurious. So fresh, and tangy, and tart, and sweet, all at the same time. Perfect with scones, biscuits, shortbread cookies, pound cake, or on a spoon directly from the jar, standing in a dark kitchen in the middle of the night. Whatever it takes. Most recipes for lemon curd are not all that different from one another. They typically always use at least one or more whole eggs, along with some extra yolks, sugar, butter, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and some zest. It’s very simple. The thing that separates this particular recipe is that it only uses yolks, which makes for such a silky texture. Sigh. It really is amazingly delicious. It does take a little while to make, and does require a lot of whisking by hand, but some things are worth the extra little bit of effort now and then, and this is definitely one of them. Yum!

This post made the Foodbuzz.com Top 9!!!

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11 responses to “Lemon Curd

  1. Sigh – indeed! I triple love Lemon Curd!

  2. Lemon curd is great:) This sounds and looks like a terrific recipe…

  3. ME TOO! Lemon curd is one of my favorite things. I could sit and eat a whole batch of it with a spoon. This recipe varies a little from mine. I’ll give it a try!

  4. I love this recipe. Sometimes I stir in a little heavy cream at the very end, because I’m really into overkill.

  5. yeah just so you know, in case i haven’t said so before, this is MY FAVORITE thing in the UNIVERSEEE! fo rillz! in the little jars with the gingham and the raffia. ::swooon!::

  6. Just finished making lemon curd to go with a blueberry pie that is currently in the oven. And then I logged in and saw this in the top 9. Awesome! Agree, it is definitely worth it.

  7. Hey Jacob, I love lemon curd too-it is luxurious. Yours looks and sounds wonderful!

  8. You’re killin’ it at Foodbuzz – congrats on being in the Top 9! Absolutely luscious – love anything with lemon – think I’ll go have a lemon drop :)

  9. I know! Isn’t lemon curd just one of the most amazing things. Mm. Goes perfect to many kinds of desserts, or together with a scoop of ice-cream. I’ve never tried to make it though but after reading your post I will for sure give it a try!

  10. I heart lemon curd, but I’ve never made my own. I’m gonna have to give it a try! Nice vibrant colors in those great lemon curd photos. Congrats on the Top 9! =)

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