Thursday, February 28, 2013

Meyer Lemon Curd

Until a few years ago I thought a lemon was a lemon. And then I found out about Meyer Lemons. Curiosity about food always gets the best of me and I had to know what the fuss was all about. So I purchased some and did some experimenting. Yummy! They have more of a mellow lemon flavor, sweeter and less tart. My first recipe was Lemon Curd. I usually just buy this stuff when I need it because I think I'm too busy to make it.
That would be Myth #1. Because it's easy! And not very time consuming at all.
And the end result is a lot fluffier than the more "plastic like" substance you purchase in the cute little jars. I think it's the little jars that attract me to the stuff. Weird, I know.
The first batch I made was a little bit too buttery for me so I made a second batch and reduced the butter. I liked it much better. I used that first batch (ha, what was left of it) in an angel cake roll that was amazing with a raspberry sauce. I'll post that one later. And the last batch is headed for a cheesecake (what else? :) for the weekend. Yumm!
Question for you. If I would be making that cheesecake for you, would you prefer it IN the cheesecake or would you prefer it as a topping for a plain cheesecake?
2/3 cup sugar
4 teaspoons Cornstarch
4 teaspoons zest
½ cup fresh squeezed juice
4¼ Tablespoons unsalted butter
4 eggs, beaten
In a small bowl beat the eggs. Set aside.
In a saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch with a whisk. Add the next 3 ingredients and cook over medium heat till it is thickened and bubbly.
Add half of this mixture to the 4 beaten eggs whisking as you pour. Return all to the saucepan and cook for another 2 minutes, whisking constantly.
Remove from heat and place a piece of waxed paper directly onto the entire curd surface. Let cool completely.
Approximately 2 cups.


  1. Oh, how I <3 Meyer lemons after I discovered them 3 years ago! This lemon curd looks beautiful and delicious, too.

  2. It looks delish!...and easy!

    I think if that cheesecake were for me, I'd like it as a topping. But of course, I'd eat it either way! :)

  3. Martha, just letting you know that you are in my Featured Food Blog sidebar for March on Carole's Chatter. Have a great week.