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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! For cooking 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 curd on the water bath, stirring constantly. If you have the leftovers of the cream in the pan, put it into the jars and leave 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 lemons carefully. Peel zest and grate it. Squeeze lemon`s juice. There will be about 80 ml of the 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 the pan and boil it. Slow down the fire. Put the pan with the whipped egg mass and cook the cream until it gets thicker. Stir everything constantly for there not to be yellow lumps.
  4. Cut tender soft butter into pieces. Add them into the pan as well, waiting until each slice melts.
  5. Take the pan off the fire. Strain everything slowly. Cover the bowl with the plastic wrap. You`re done! Now you know the easy lemon curd recipe and can cook perfect desserts.

Here are several pieces of advices for you:

  •         If the lemon curd can not get thicker, turn on the fire while cooking it. And 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 may leave it even for 3 months. When you`ll be 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`ll 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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