Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What's Cookin' Wednesday... Luscious Lemon Curd

If you follow us on Facebook or are a frequent patron at our shop you'd know we have a Hand Embroidery Club Tea each month. So today for What's Cookin' Wednesday, I'm sharing my luscious lemon curd recipe. I love lemon curd and often give it at Christmas time. It's my sunshine in a jar gift.

For this recipe you will need:

6 Tbsp of room temp butter (NOT margarine)
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs (room temp)
2 egg yolks (room temp)
2/3 fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest

First take your butter and cream it with your sugar until it's smooth.

Next add your eggs and yolks one at a time, beating each one in. You will end up with a lovely creamy mixture.

Finally add in your lemon juice. This will make your creamy mixture look curdled. This is just fine. It will all be taken care of when it cooks.

Now take your mixture to the stove and on a low heat cook this mixture, stirring constantly. As this cooks it will thicken (approx. 15 minutes).

Once your curd has thickened and hangs on to the back of your spoon, remove from heat and add in the lemon zest. Stir in well and then pour into jars. It will continue to thicken as it cools.

This will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks or one month in the freezer. There you have it, Diane's 'Sunshine in a Jar'. Enjoy!

Happy stitching and may your bobbin always be full!


  1. Oh my, that looks so delicious!!!! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!!! Zannie @ :-)

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I post a foodie thing each Wednesday. Please stop again! :)


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