Lemon Curd Recipe

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Lemon Curd
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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 to 3 inches of water to a simmer.
  2. In a heatproof medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until thoroughly combined. Whisk in the lemon juice and zest and set the bowl on the saucepan, making sure the bottom does not touch the simmering water. Cook, whisking occasionally, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and the temperature registers 180°F on a digital thermometer, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the curd through a fine-mesh sieve set over a clean medium bowl. Add the butter a few pieces at a time, stirring with a rubber spatula. When all the butter has been incorporated, blend with an immersion blender until the curd is completely smooth, about 30 seconds.
  4. Strain the curd once again, this time into a storage container. Press plastic wrap onto the surface and refrigerate until chilled and set, 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Note: This recipe can easily be halved or quartered. Refer to the Modern Art Desserts recipe that you're making for the quantity of lemon curd that you'll need.Do ahead: Stored in an airtight container, the lemon curd can be held for up to 1 week in the refrigerator or for 4 months in the freezer.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 429.36 Kcal (1798 kJ)
Calories from fat 248.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.65g 43%
Cholesterol 764.32mg 255%
Sodium 285.51mg 12%
Potassium 288.38mg 6%
Total Carbs 21.56g 7%
Sugars 18.81g 75%
Protein 26.09g 52%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%
Calcium 115mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 180.55 Kcal (756 kJ)
Calories from fat 104.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.63g 43%
Cholesterol 321.41mg 255%
Sodium 120.06mg 12%
Potassium 121.27mg 6%
Total Carbs 9.07g 7%
Sugars 7.91g 75%
Protein 10.97g 52%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 6%
Iron 1.7mg 22%
Calcium 48.4mg 12%

* 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

  • 10.9
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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