Lemon Curd

An easy recipe for homemade lemon curd. A perfect addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!

Easy homemade lemon curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m thrilled it’s April 2 and April Fool’s day is officially behind us. Don’t get me wrong, I love my fair share of pranks and always try to do at least one silly thing. But, this year everywhere I turned (online) it was one not even remotely funny prank after another. I hated not knowing if something was true. I hated the lies buried into seemingly cute things. Some did it well, but others truly failed miserably. Tell me I’m not alone? We can all rejoice together and hope next year is better.

In other news… a celebration is in order. It might hit the mid 60’s this week. Eek! That’s seriously exciting! Granted, we still have half a foot of snow, plus large snowbanks, to melt. We’re getting there. It’s going to be a sloppy Spring with an over-saturated ground. A shame the snow we don’t want, can’t be carted off to the places that need moisture. Funny how that always works… one area in a drought and another having mudslides and flooding, one with way below average temps and another super hot. Too bad there isn’t a way to balance it all out! Mother Nature kind of stinks sometimes.

Easy homemade lemon curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Come springtime, I basically become obsessed with all things seasonal and that definitely includes lemon goodies. Sure, you can get lemons year round, but they just scream Spring to me! Fresh, bright and tart. A perfect companion with so many other items.

But, even on it’s own, it’s amazing. Okay, not entirely on it’s own. A little sugar, egg yolks… you get the idea.

Creamy homemade lemon curd, perfect for all of your favorite springtime desserts and pastries! It comes together in under 15 minutes and requires minimal effort. If you can whisk, you can make this!

An essential recipe for all of your Spring baking plans! Be sure to add this easy lemon curd recipe to your must make list!

Easy homemade lemon curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Lemon Curd

An easy recipe for homemade lemon curd. A perfect addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon

Ingredients

  • 4 Tb unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 C lemon juice freshly squeezed (roughly 1-2 lemons)
  • 4 large egg yolks

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Remove the pan from heat, whisking in sugar, zest and lemon juice. Add the yolks to pan, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  • Return pan to medium-low heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens or coats the back of a wooden spoon. 
  • Immediately press mixture through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressed to the surface, or transfer to a smaller storage container. Cool to room temperature and then store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

Notes

Recipe yields roughly 1 cup.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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