Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meyer Lemon Curd


Lemon curd has got to be my favorite thing that I can make from scratch. At least right now. During Meyer Lemon Season. It's so tangy and sweet and flavorful--PERFECT on French toast, as a fruit dip, as the center to a lovely lemon tart--the possibilities are really endless.

My last purpose for lemon curd was to fill my 2 Year Bolgiversary Cupcakes:


But the remaining jar has been used mainly for sneaking spoonfuls or dipping strawberries in.

I'm not sure how well curd actually cans, or if it's possible to can it, but it keeps for over a week in the fridge. I know Meyer Lemon season is ending soon, but this is just as good with regular lemons, just a little more tart.

Enjoy!

Meyer Lemon Curd

  • 4 Meyer lemons(regular lemons are larger, you may only need 3 if not using Meyer)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter, cold and cut into cubes


-Finely zest the lemons--I use the second-smallest grate on my cheese grater--and mix well into the sugar.* Juice the remaining lemons, you should have about a half cup. If you do not have a half cup, you may juice another lemon or simply add water or a bit of citrus juice until you reach 1/2 cup.

-In a double boiler, mix the sugar into the lemon juice, whisking thoroughly until combined.

-Slowly add the eggs, whisking vigorously to avoid scrambling. Whisk constantly until mixture is thick and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the butter until melted.

-Keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, preferably in a sterilized glass jar.


EDIT: I think I've been lacking in the cat pictures lately. So here's some more.





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18 comments:

  1. Obsessed with lemons, have I mentioned this a billion times yet? I love lemon curd and actually needed a recipe (as I didnt want to go buy a jar) to make some fudge I saw floating around the internet, so you saved me a Google! Thanks :)

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  2. Ooh, I helped make those cupcakes!

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  3. Lemon curd is my weakness...SOO good!! x

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  4. Meyer lemon curd sounds epic! I know I'd be putting it one oh, EVERYTHING!

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  5. ooo i love everything lemon! bring it on!!! so springy :)

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  6. Ashley, I have read so much about these famous Meyer Lemons but we cannot find them in stores around here - I would love to have a taste of these cupcakes with your fabulous lemon curd - it all sounds just wonderful!
    Have a good Wednesday!

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    1. I just googled where to find them in Europe, and some people suggest Middle Eastern markets. If you have any in Germany, I'd try that! Otherwise you can get a similar effect by using a tarter type of orange or mixing orange and lemon.

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  7. I could eat lemon curd with a spoon! I wish meyer lemons were available all year round :) Also, your cat is adorable!

    Sues

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  8. I just love lemon curd! Haven't tried it with Meyer lemons yet but I think I need to. :)

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  9. Haha, I think your cat has been missing the photo ops too - she's adorable and definitely looks like she's posing for the camera in each one! I will add homemade meyer lemon curd to my "must try" list.

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    1. It's a boy cat ;) but definitely try it!

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  10. Three cheers for homemade curd! Isn't the stuff the best?

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  11. This year I made Meyer Lemon Curd for the first time and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I need to try your recipe next year when Meryer lemons start appearing!

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  12. I love lemon curd and Meyer lemons have such great flavor. I bet this would be so goo on some warn scones with a cup of tea.

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  13. I love Meyer lemon curd! It's one of my favorite curds. Although I made rhubarb curd last weekend and it's a close second. That stuff is magical.

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  14. girl i must make this... i've never made any "curd" so I need to breakout of my comfort zone some more!

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  15. Is it weird that I want to give your cat a big belly scratch? We have a cat that lives downstairs but insists on living with us. She is such a sook :) I adore curd. Tylers Mum made us a jar the other day and I have been spreading it on toast!

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    1. His belly is so fluffy! He's like a little dog--he is a big belly rub fan and will even adjust himself to let you have better access for the rubs. But, like any cat, he sometimes randomly decides he no longer wants his belly rubbed and will attack. Little weirdo.

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