This creamy, brightly colored, perkily citrusy topping and dessert spread is just delicious. What you do with it is the fun part.
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: how to make lemon curd, lemon curd recipe
Author: Katie Workman
4large egg yolks
½cupfresh lemon juice
6tablespoonscold unsalted buttercut into 6 pieces
In a large, heavy pot whisk together the egg, yolks, sugar, and lemon juice until smooth.
Place the pot over medium heat and whisk very frequently until the mixture is warm. Continue whisking until the mixture thickens and turns buttery yellow, about 7 to 10 minutes. Adjust the heat as needed to make sure the mixture does not simmer, but stays hot. When the mixture coats the back of a mixing spoon it is done. You can also use a candy thermometer to measure the temperature, which should be between 170° and 175°F.
Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the butter one tablespoon at a time, until each addition of butter is melted and incorporated. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top (this prevents a skin from forming) and allow to cool. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.