Lemon curd is a spreadable condiment/sauce that has a velvety smooth texture with a sweet buttery lemon taste. It is wonderful spread on warm scones, or used as a filling for cakes, cookies, tarts and pies.
3/4 cup butter (no substitutes)
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 large eggs, beaten
- In the top of a double boiler melt butter. Stir in sugar and lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in beaten eggs, stirring until thoroughly combined. Cook, constantly stirring, until thickened.
- Cool completely at room temperature, then store in a covered, non-reactive container in the refrigerator.
Makes about 3 cups.