Lemon Curd Recipe

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With simple ingredients that include lemon juice, you can make this delicious lemon curd recipe that can be used as a spread on toast, on pancakes and waffles. You can also use lemon curd on top of a bowl of ice cream or with some fresh raspberries on top. Lemon curd, like jam, is something you can buy from your grocery store, but this homemade version that uses fresh lemon juice is sure to be a favorite. It's a good idea to use a micro planer if you have one to get the lemon zest for the recipe.

When it comes to lemons, there are different lemon varieties of this delicious fruit. Some of the lemon varieties you will find include the four seasons which grows abundantly all year long or the Eureka lemon. The four seasons lemon varieties are the ones that are most common at the grocery store. Another of the lemon varieties is the Femminello St. Teresa or the Sorrento lemon which is a lemon variety that is native to Italy and is high in lemon oils. The Sorrento lemon variety is traditionally used in the making of limoncello. The Meyer lemon is the lemon variety that is a cross between a lemon and possibly a mandarin or an orange. The Meyer has a thinner skin than that of the Eureka lemon and requires more care when it is being shipped. The Ponderosa lemon variety is thick-skinned and very large. The Ponderosa lemon variety is likely a citron-lemon hybrid. The Yen Ben lemon is an Australasian cultivar. The Bonnie Brae lemon is a smooth, thin-skinned and seedless lemon mostly grown in San Diego County. There are lemon health benefits as they are high in iron, potassium, and B6 and very high in Vitamin C and very alkaline-forming once in the body.

Fruit lemon curd is a popular dessert spread recipe and topping that is typically made with citrus fruit, such as lemons, limes, oranges or tangerines. You can also use other fruits to make curd recipes such as passion fruit, mango, and berries such as blackberries, raspberries, or blackberries. The basic ingredients for a curd recipe include beaten egg yolks, fruit juice, sugar, and zest which are gently cooked together until the mixture is thick and then allowed to cool. When cooled the curd will form a soft, smooth, intensely flavored spread. Some curd recipes also include egg whites and butter. In the late 19th and early 20th century England, home-made lemon curd recipes were traditionally served with scones or bread at afternoon tea as an alternative to jam. Homemade lemon curd recipes are usually made in smaller amounts as it does not keep as well as jam.

Nutrition Facts for: Lemon Curd Recipe from Your Homebased Mom

Ingredients: Eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, butter, lemon zest.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for ONE recipe which makes 2 cups.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 993, Calories from Fat 131, Total Fat 14.6g 22%, Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%, Cholesterol 491mg 164%, Sodium 218mg 9%, Potassium 452mg 13%, Carbohydrates 209.4g 70%, Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%, Sugars 205.8g, Protein 18.5g, Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 172%, Calcium 10%, Iron 16%

Thank you to Leigh Anne at "Your Home Based Mom" recipe site for sharing this lemon juice recipe idea for lemon curd. Some of the other recipe ideas you will find on her site include main dish ideas, dessert ideas, side dish, slow cooker recipes, meat recipes and so much more. **

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