Friday, February 19, 2010

A Lighter Lemon Curd

Did you know it was possible to get writer's block even when the only thing you write is a food blog?

Well it is.
I've been trying to write this post since tuesday and I just can't do it. Usually when I get stuck I put down my laptop, walk away and try again later, but this time I can't get past the first line...
'If I had to pick a favorite "flavor" it would always be lemon. Always.'
Each day this week I've returned to this post, written a few lines, promptly decided I didn't like what I had written, deleted it, and closed my laptop again until the next day. Well, no more.
It's not fair to keep such a delicious recipe from all of you just because I've been getting my words a bit tangled. Without further fuss here is lighter, healthier recipe for lemon curd. Do yourself a favor and make this tangy, silky, spread that has clearly left me speechless.

A Lighter Lemon Curd
Makes about 1 cup.

3/4 cup lemon juice, strained

3 tsp of lemon zest

5 tablespoons honey
2 eggs, lightly beaten 

In a small saucepan, mix together the lemon juice, zest and honey. 
Place over low heat and stir till nearly boiling. 
Gently, pour the lemon syrup into the beaten eggs, a little at a time, whisking constantly for about a minute.
Return the mixture to the pan over low heat. Stir constantly with a whisk until it thickens. 
Remove from heat and pass through a strainer to remove zest bits of egg that may have cooked and turned lumpy. I don't mind the zest or lumps so I skip this step unless I'm using the curd as part of another recipe or if I plan on serving it to other people. I kind of like the texture so If it's just for me I leave it the way it is.


  1. Never had anything like that before. Looks great though.

  2. I made Lemon Curd, from scratch, back at Thanksgiving a year ago. It was an eye opener, and so amazing, light, delicious and incredible that I couldn't believe I'd done it, from scratch, and why had I not done this SOONER!?? Because wow......

    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. Ever. There was a time that I made a whole slew of items with lemon. I couldn't stop. I was a girl obsessed but I still can't get enough. Now I must make this curd, find a spoon and a quiet corner and slurp myself into happy abandon

  3. Sandy- Thanks!

    Derek- I hear through the grapevine (colin) that you are eating eggs again so if this is true you shall have to try some. :)

    Kate- You and I would get along very well. A jar of lemon curd and spoon would be the best thing ever - and gone in about 3 minutes. haha. Oh and I'm totally obsessed with lemons too

  4. Love lemons, love this recipe, and really love your blog. Beautiful pics, great recipes and ideas. BTW, I was informed about your blog through mutual friends of your Dad, Gary. Grew up in East Meadow around the block from your dad... I'm sure you've heard the name Randy (he's my bro). Please send my best to your dad and keep up the great work!


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