Alton Brown's Lemon Curd Recipe

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  1. Add enough water to a medium saucepan to come about 1-inch up the side. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and sugar in a medium size metal bowl and whisk until smooth, about 1 minute. Measure citrus juice and if needed, add enough cold water to reach 1/3 cup. Add juice and zest to egg mixture and whisk smooth. Once water reaches a simmer, reduce heat to low and place bowl on top of saucepan. (Bowl should be large enough to fit on top of saucepan without touching the water.) Whisk until thickened, approximately 8 minutes, or until mixture is light yellow and coats the back of a spoon. Remove promptly from heat and stir in butter a piece at a time, allowing each addition to melt before adding the next. Remove to a clean container and cover by laying a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the curd. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 277.08 Kcal (1160 kJ)
Calories from fat 170.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.99g 29%
Cholesterol 177.07mg 59%
Sodium 55.32mg 2%
Potassium 108.9mg 2%
Total Carbs 23.85g 8%
Sugars 20.76g 83%
Dietary Fiber 1.16g 5%
Protein 5.34g 11%
Vitamin C 20.5mg 34%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 35.3mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 242.52 Kcal (1015 kJ)
Calories from fat 149.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.62g 29%
Cholesterol 154.99mg 59%
Sodium 48.42mg 2%
Potassium 95.32mg 2%
Total Carbs 20.87g 8%
Sugars 18.17g 83%
Dietary Fiber 1.02g 5%
Protein 4.68g 11%
Vitamin C 17.9mg 34%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 30.9mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.9
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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