Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer lemons are a seasonal item for most of us, and you will see them in the winter on some grocery store shelves for a limited time.  Meyer lemons are different from regular lemons in a couple of ways. First, they are little smaller and more orange in color. But, more importantly, they have a different flavor.  They taste lemony, but lack the acidity level of a lemon and are sweeter. This is one of the reasons I like Meyer lemons so much. And, since they are only available for a limited time, it’s important to take advantage of them while you can!

One of my favorite things to eat is a Meyer Lemon cheesecake. This is a cheesecake with a Meyer Lemon curd – its rich and delicious.  As you can imagine, it’s not the healthiest thing in the world to eat so I don’t make it too often. However, I can take the following Meyer Lemon Curd and add it to my homemade Greek yogurt, and get a little bit of that decadent richness that reminds me of the cheesecake – but it’s much easier to make, and not quite as unhealthy.

The following recipe is super easy to make – it takes about 10 minutes of actual work, then just a bit of time to cool.  

Meyer Lemon Curd

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Meyer Lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Zest of one Meyer Lemon
  • 2 Tbsp butter, cubed

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small pot, and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  • Once the curd starts to boil, continue cooking for a minute or two until it starts to thicken a little bit.  Note that the curd will thicken a lot more as it cools – so don’t let it boil for more than 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Put it in a jar or a bowl, and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Meyer Lemon Curd

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