Chef John's Lighter Lemon Curd

Chef John's Lighter Lemon Curd

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Chef John 19700

"This has all the rich lemony goodness of regular lemon curd with fewer calories and a little less fat. Use it for lemon tarts, on pancakes, or a filling for layer cakes."

Ingredients

1 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 225 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place a saucepan containing several inches of water over medium heat and bring water to a simmer.
  2. Place eggs into a metal mixing bowl and add sugar and lemon juice. Place bowl over pan containing simmering water and whisk continuously until mixture foams and becomes thick, hot, and smooth, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat; whisk in lemon zest and unsalted butter. Continue whisking constantly until butter melts and incorporates into the lemon curd. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, pushing the plastic wrap onto the surface of the lemon curd. Refrigerate until chilled and lemon curd has set up, at least 1 hour. Stir before serving.
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I just made this lemon curd and it turned out scrumptious! Cooling now in the frig! Lots of lemony tartness and so pretty! Mine was a lot more yellow, but I used fresh country eggs from my neig...

I'm going to preface this by saying I've never had lemon curd so I don't know if this is normal but This came out VERY sweet! As it was my first time making this or any other lemon curd I resis...

I had lost my favorite lemon curd recipe. This is pretty much it. Glad I found it. Don't change a thing.