Meyer Lemon Curd

Ingredients:

3 to 4 medium Meyer Lemons (about 1 lb.)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces


Preparation:

Finely grate enough zest from lemons to measure 2 teaspoons and squeeze enough juice to measure 1/2 cup. Whisk together zest, juice, sugar, and eggs in a metal bowl and add butter. Set bowl over a saucepan of simmer water and cook, whisking. Once mixture gets warm, add the butter in 4 additions, whisking well after each until incorporated. Continue whisking until thickened and smooth and an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees F. This can take anywhere from 6 to 15 minutes (depending on how well your bowl is conducting heat). Force curd through a fine sieve set into another bowl. Serve warm or cover surface of curd with plastic wrap and cool completely.

Yield: about 1 2/3 cups

*Of course you can make this recipe with regular lemons as well. In that case increase the sugar to 3/4 cup. This curd will keep well covered in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

From the kitchen of: Susi's Kochen und Backen Adventures (http://susikochenundbacken.blogspot.com/)

Adapted from: Recipe Girl and Gourmet

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