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Chef John's Lighter Lemon Curd

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In this video, you’ll see how to make easy lemon curd with fewer calories and less fat. It’s a delicious, old-fashioned dessert sauce that’s lighter than most versions, but still has plenty of good stuff: eggs, butter, and sugar. You’ll whisk the eggs and sugar with some fresh lemon juice over low heat—whisk, whisk, whisking until the mixture becomes thick and hot. You’ll see in the video exactly what it should look like when it’s done. And when it looks like Chef John’s, you’ll remove the mixing bowl from the heat and whisk in freshly grated lemon zest and some unsalted butter. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Lighter Lemon Curd. Cool in the fridge for a gorgeous, silky, lighter lemon curd that’s amazing on tarts, pancakes, as a filling for layer cakes, or a sauce for scones. See more Chef John videos >>

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