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Lemon Curd. Recipe for a Lemon Cream to Serve with Cupcakes and Macaroons


This best lemon curd recipe is sooo easy! To cook this bright cream, you’ll need to use only 5 ingredients. Cooking lemon curd takes only 10 minutes.

Easy lemon lemon - very good recipes with lemon learn more... curd is neither too sweet, nor too sour. As all the ingredients are affordable, you may cook this cream for both big parties and ordinary meals.

Classical lemon curd should be rather thick. To make it that perfect, heat the curd over a water bath, stirring constantly. If you have leftovers of the cream in the pan, you can put them into jars and leave them in the fridge for several days.

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
Egg yolks
4 pcs
40 cals
0.75 cup
370 cals
3 pcs
15 cals
on the tip of the knife
0.5 cup
240 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
665 cals
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  1. Wash the lemons carefully. Peel the zest and grate it. Squeeze the lemon’s juice. There will be about 80 ml of fresh juice.
  2. Take a glass bowl and mix egg yolks with the sugar, lemon juice and zest in it. Mix everything until the mass is smooth.
  3. Pour water into a pot and boil it. Lower the heat. Put the pot with the whipped egg mass over it and cook the cream until it gets thicker. Stir everything constantly so that there aren’t any yellow lumps.
  4. Cut tender soft butter into pieces. Add them into the pan as well, waiting until each slice melts.
  5. Take the pot off the heat. Strain everything slowly. Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap.

You’re done! Now you know an easy lemon curd recipe and can cook perfect desserts. Here are several pieces of advice to help you along the way:

  • If the lemon curd cannot get thicker, turn on the heat while cooking it. But don`t forget to stir everything constantly.
  • You may storage this bright curd in the fridge for 10 days. If you put it into the freezer, you can even leave it for 3 months. When using frozen curd, don’t forget to defrost it beforehand.
  • Always use fresh lemon juice. Otherwise your curd won’t be that bright and beautiful.

Hope you like this tender cream!

Chef Andrew
My name is Andrew. I am the chef of the site "Very Tasty". This is a real creative kitchen!
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