Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lemon Curd

This isn't mine but it is delicious! This is the lemon stuff that you see in fancy fruit tarts. If you like, make a batch, pour in a graham cracker crust (available in the baking section of the store), and top with sliced kiwis, strawberries, and blueberries - so fancy and reasonably healthy too!

Click here for video of recipe

Recipe from: Chef John Mitzewich

6 egg yolks
1 c sugar
2 T lemon zest
1/3 c fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 c butter, cut up into little pieces

Stir yolks and sugar for two to three minutes till it turns creamy white and pale yellow
Add 2 T lemon zest, and 1/3 c fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Put on double boiler and stir for about 7-10 minutes till it coats the back of the spoon (see video for exact consistency). Add sliced up butter a piece at a time and let each one melt before stirring in the next. Time to pour into a pie crust and chilll before adding fruit, or just chill it and eat later with fruit in a parfait dish.

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