Recipe courtesy of Churro Co.

Lemon Curd

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 35 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 1 quart
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Fill a medium saucepan with 1 to 2 inches of water and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to low to maintain a bare simmer.
  2. Place the sugar, lemon juice and egg yolks in a large heatproof bowl and whisk to combine. Set the bowl over, but not touching, the simmering water and whisk constantly until the yolks thicken, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the bowl from the saucepan; whisk in the butter one piece at a time, waiting until each piece is completely melted and incorporated before adding another.
  4. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a medium bowl. Strain the curd, pressing on the solids and scraping the extra curd clinging to the underside of the strainer into the bowl; discard the solids left in the strainer. Press a sheet of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the curd to prevent a skin from forming.
  5. Refrigerate until set and chilled, at least 3 hours. (The curd can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 5 days.)

Cook’s Note

This recipe would go great as a drizzle over french toast, oatmeal cookies, scones or even ice cream.

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