Monday, February 15, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make - Lemon Curd?

If you live in Southern California, this time of year you, your friends and your neighbors all have lemons that seem to multiply on the tree like Tribbles in a Star Trek episode. What to do with this citrus windfall?

My sister has a really easy but good Lemon Curd recipe I'd like to share with you. Lemon Curd is great served on scones, waffles or English muffins, as a topping for cheesecake, or a filling for crepes or thumbprint cookies. Try it over ice cream too!

1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Cook in the microwave for one minute intervals, stirring after each minute until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the microwave, and pour into small sterile jars. Store for up to three weeks in the refrigerator.

Hopefully this post has given you a new idea about what to do with all those lemons. After all, you can only drink so much lemonade!


Zengirl @ Happy Heart and Mind said...


This is neat, I have never made this before so I sure will have to make it. Hope you had great valentine!!

Betsy Bargain said...

Thanks for reading, Zengirl. I hope you enjoy the Lemon Curd if you make it!

Anonymous said...

I like to dip sugar cookies in it too! How easy this recipe looks! Can't wait to try it!

Betsy Bargain said...

Anon, If you try the Lemon Curd, I hope you like it! Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

LOVE LEMON CURD! and all the great stuff that goes with!!