When we travel south for work we always pass citrus fields which gives me the opportunity to bring fresh lemons home. When these lemons come into the house I make sure to use up everyone before they go bad. One family requested lemon recipe is lemon curd, they like it served on angel food cake and scones. I like to make it ahead of time so when my family all comes for dinner I can relax and enjoy our time together.
- 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon zest
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut in cubes
In a 2 quart saucepan, combine lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, eggs, and butter. Cook over low heat until thick enough to hold marks from whisk, and first bubble appears on surface. If it is not firming up after mixture has come up to temperature slowly increase temperature to medium low. **Optional cooking in a double boiler with water in the bottom pan will create a consistent temperature with out burning**