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Lemon Curd

  • yield: Makes about 3/4 cup

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Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, plus 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Whisk together egg, yolks, sugar, lemon zest and juice, and salt. Bring to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly. Cook until mixture is thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Whisk in butter. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface of lemon curd, and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2009

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