Lemon curd, known for its tangy flavor and creamy texture, is a classic spread that enhances both desserts and breakfast dishes. Among numerous recipes, this Creamiest Lemon Curd stands out with its velvety smoothness and perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
My first encounter with lemon curd was in a charming café in Paris, paired with fresh croissants. Its unique blend of tart lemon and creamy richness was unforgettable. Back home, I experimented with various recipes, but this one became a clear favorite. It’s now a staple in my kitchen, ideal for a quick spread or an exquisite dessert topping.
Creamiest Lemon Curd Recipe:
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 cup butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
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Whisk eggs and sugar in a medium saucepan until well combined.
Mix in lemon juice and zest until smooth.
Add butter and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens (about 10 minutes).
Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the curd surface to prevent skin formation.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until set.
This Creamiest Lemon Curd recipe is versatile. Spread it on scones, toast, or muffins for a delightful breakfast, or use it as a filling in cakes, tarts, or macarons. Its rich, creamy texture and vibrant flavor are sure to make it a favorite in your kitchen. Give it a try and discover the many delicious ways to enjoy this classic spread.