Lemon curd

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About this recipe: Wonderfully tart, classic lemon curd.

Tawnie

Ingredients
Serves: 12 

  • 180ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 175g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 125g unsalted butter, cubed

Method
Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:16min 

  1. In a 2 litre saucepan, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, eggs and butter. Cook over medium-low heat until thick enough to hold marks from whisk, and first bubble appears on surface, about 6 minutes.
  2. Pour into sterilised glass jars, seal and leave to cool completely. Store in the fridge.

Note:

This should keep for 1 month in the fridge.

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Reviews (21)

mummyhelen
42

Question, can you pot this like jam? if so does anyone know how long it can be stored for? - 29 Mar 2010

Wanna-be-chef
33

how long does this keep for? Does it need to be refrigerated? thanks x - 06 Dec 2010

shazza65
11

This recipe I just made 20 minutes ago and it is so easy and almost ready but still warm. Not sure if I can wait until the curd is cold to put on my toast. Superb! Being a lemon freak though, I put in 2 tablespoons of zest. Wow. Right up my alley........ Perfect! - 22 Mar 2012

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