food: meyer lemon curd

so here’s the thing… while I love chocolate, I’m so not that chocolate girl.
if you give me a dessert selection, and something lemon is an option, that’s where I’m going.

I’m an all ’round citrus lover… but there’s a special place in my heart for the lemon. and recently, the meyer lemon.
it’s basically a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, which makes for a sweeter lemon but doesnt skimp on the pucker factor.

one of my favourite lemon delivery devices is the curd. I adore a good lemon tart where the curd is in a shortbread crust… but shortbread ain’t paleo, so it’s just the filling for me.

I’ve never actually made lemon curd before. it falls under the same rules as baking. it’s finicky, involves reading & following instructions and just generally seems like a lot of work.
but the payoff is so good… and I have so many meyer lemons. so I embarked.

meyer lemon curd
– 1/2 cup meyer lemon juice
– 2 tsp zest
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1 stick butter

whisk all ingredients together over a double boiler and cook until thick. whisking constantly.
strain if desired (I like the zest, do I don’t)
chill and cover with wax paper to avoid the top from setting.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Moonbeam Bouvier
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 17:45:55

    Oh bejeebus, that looks amazing!


  2. morningaftershow
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 17:21:24

    YES! Lemon > Chocolate


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