Sweet and Tangy Lemon Curd: A Delicious Spread for Breakfast or Dessert (FAQs)

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make spread for your next breakfast or dessert? Look no further than lemon curd! This sweet and tangy spread is perfect on toast, waffles, pancakes, or even just eaten with a spoon.

It’s also really simple to make – all you need is some lemons, sugar, eggs, butter, and cornstarch. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make lemon curd step by step. So get your aprons on and let’s get cooking!

First, start by zesting your lemons. You’ll need the zest for the lemon curd, so be sure to get as much as possible. Next, juice the lemons and combine the juice with the sugar in a saucepan. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Now it’s time to add the eggs. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and then slowly pour them into the lemon mixture, whisking constantly. Raise the heat to medium and cook the mixture until it thickens, stirring constantly.

Once the mixture has thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in the butter and cornstarch. Pour the lemon curd into a clean jar and allow it to cool. Once it’s cooled, the lemon curd is ready to enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed this blog post on how to make lemon curd. If you try it out, be sure to let us know how it turned out in the comments below. Happy cooking!

Things to know about lemon curd

Lemon curd is a delicious and tangy spread that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert. It’s easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about lemon curd, including how to make it!

Overview

Lemon curd is a tart, thick spread made with lemon juice, sugar, eggs, and butter. It’s often used as a filling for pies or tarts, or as a spread on toast or scones.

Lemon Curd can also be used:

  • As a filling for cakes or cupcakes
  • As a topping for ice cream or pudding
  • In place of syrup on pancakes or waffles
  • Mixed with yogurt

Ingredients

Lemon curd is made with lemon juice, sugar, eggs, butter, and cornstarch.

  • Lemon Juice: This provides the tart flavor for the lemon curd. You can use fresh squeezed lemon juice or bottled lemon juice.
  • Sugar: This sweetens the lemon curd and helps to thicken it.
  • Eggs: The eggs help to thicken the lemon curd and make it smooth.
  • Butter: The butter adds richness and creaminess to the lemon curd.
  • Cornstarch: This helps to thicken the lemon curd. 

You will also need:

  • Lemons for zesting
  • Saucepan and bowl
  • Whisk and clean jar

Optional ingredients:

  • Vanilla extract: This adds a nice flavor to the lemon curd. Add it at the end, after you’ve removed the lemon curd from the heat.
  • Lime juice: You can use lime juice instead of lemon juice for a different flavor.

Preparations

Start by zesting your lemons. You’ll need the zest for the lemon curd, so be sure to get as much as possible. Next, juice the lemons and combine the juice with the sugar in a saucepan. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Now it’s time to add the eggs. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and then slowly pour them into the lemon mixture, whisking constantly. Raise the heat to medium and cook the mixture until it thickens, stirring constantly.

Once the mixture has thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in the butter and cornstarch. Pour the lemon curd into a clean jar and allow it to cool. Once it’s cooled, the lemon curd is ready to enjoy!

Cooking Time

It takes about 15 minutes to cook lemon curd.

Cooled Time

Lemon curd should be cooled completely before using. This takes about an hour.

Serving

Lemon curd can be served:

  • On toast or scones
  • As a filling for pies or tarts
  • Spread for cakes or cupcakes
  • Topping for ice cream or pudding
  • In place of syrup on pancakes or waffles

Tips

  • If you want a smoother lemon curd, you can strain it through a mesh strainer after cooking.
  • For a different flavor, you can use lime juice instead of lemon juice.
  • Add vanilla extract for a nice flavor boost. Add it at the end, after you’ve removed the lemon curd from the heat.

 Variations: Other recipes for lemon curd

  • Lemon Blueberry Curd: This recipe is made with lemon curd and blueberry jam.
  • Raspberry Lemon Curd: You can use raspberry jam instead of blueberry jam in the Lemon Blueberry Curd recipe.
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Curd: This recipe is made with lemon curd and poppy seeds.

Enjoy your delicious lemon

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