Meyer Lemon Curd

Waiting for the warmth of the Sun? Miss the bright colors around the Garden? Has Spring even begun to peek out where you live? I hope for your sake that it has. I can not say that about Kansas City. No Sun? No Color? Well we will just have to fix that won’t we?! This amazingly tasty and easy Lemon Curd will wash away any left over winter blues. This is just like having Sunshine in a jar. Just looking at this bright and vibrant Lemon Curd will bring a smile to your face! Meyer Lemons are smaller, brighter, and less tart with just a hint of sweetness than regular Lemons, making them perfect for desserts. This recipe whips up in less than 10 min and ready to eat in an hour.

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You will just melt into a puddle of joy when dip a finger in and taste a swipe! The light sweet tangy bite just lifts your mood and takes you away to a Summer Day. How could anyone resist this? I just can’t go on enough about how sunny and colorful this is. Mind you we have not seen the sun in weeks here other than a quick peek through a cloud every now and then. I literally had this photo shoot sitting here for over 2 hours waiting for a 3 min reprieve of clouds so I could snap away! Today we have flash flood warnings. Somewhere, Someday, Somehow the sun will return and I will have my fill of Summer Fun. For now I have to rely on my homemade sunshine!

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg yolks only
  • 2 meyer lemons or 1 regular lemon {you will zest them and use the juice approx 1/4 cup}
  • 6 tbs sugar 4 tbs COLD unsalted butter cut into 1 tbs pieces

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan whisk the zest and juice of the lemons, the egg yolks and sugar
  • place over medium heat and stir constantly with a WOODEN Spoon for 5-7 min {this keeps the lemon from turning “tinny” tasting}
  • remove from heat
  • add the butter and stir till all is melted and combined and smooth
  • transfer to jar or bowl cover with jar lid or cling film {Saran Wrap}
  • Chill for 1 hour
  • Store chilled in airtight container for 1-2 weeks
  • Enjoy!
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