Meyer Lemon Curd Recipe

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Get ready to treat your taste buds to a burst of citrusy goodness with our Meyer Lemon Curd recipe – it’s like sunshine in a jar!

No fancy ingredients, just the simple, good stuff like Meyer lemons, sugar, butter, and eggs. We’re talking about a laid-back whisking session over simmering water, about 10-12 minutes of your time, and bam – you’ve got this tangy, creamy goodness that’s ready to jazz up your breakfast or dessert game.

Spread it on warm toast, swirl it into yogurt, use it as a filling for pastries like this rustic Meyer Lemon galette or just enjoy a big spoonful!

Homemade Meyer Lemon Curd Recipe

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Why Use Meyer Lemons For Curd

Regular lemons, with their bold yellow appearance and tangy kick, are your go-to for all things zesty and versatile in the kitchen. On the flip side, Meyer lemons bring a touch of sweetness, a thinner skin that’s totally edible, and a hint of floral goodness—perfect for jazzing up your desserts!

Homemade Meyer Lemon Curd Ingreidents

  • Zest from 2 Meyer lemons
  • 1 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4 medium eggs
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl over simmering water, whisk the lemon zest, juice, sugar, butter, eggs, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Whisk continuously until thickened (10-12 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Add to pastries, toast, yogurt, ice cream, or anything you like!
Homemade Meyer Lemon Curd Uses

Ways To Use Meyer Lemon Curd

Once you’ve whipped up a batch of our Meyer Lemon Curd, the possibilities for using it are as endless as your imagination. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Spread it generously on warm, buttered toast for a simple yet indulgent breakfast treat.
  • Swirl it into your morning yogurt for a zesty and creamy twist.
  • Elevate your dessert game by using it as a filling for pastries, tarts, or cupcakes.
  • For an extra layer of flavor, dollop it onto pancakes or waffles.
  • The tangy goodness of the lemon curd also makes it a delightful companion to vanilla ice cream or as a topping for cheesecake.
Yield: 6-8 serviings

Homemade Meyer Lemon Curd

Homemade Meyer Lemon Curd Recipe

Get ready to treat your taste buds to a burst of citrusy delight with our Meyer Lemon Curd recipe – it's like sunshine in a jar!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Zest from 2 Meyer lemons
  • 1 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4 medium eggs
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl over simmering water, whisk the lemon zest, juice, sugar, butter, eggs, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Whisk continuously until thickened (10-12 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Add to pastries, toast, yogurt, ice cream or anything you like!

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Micky Reed, a two-decade veteran in the food and baking industry, leverages her influential Three Snackateers food blog and Instagram presence to collaborate with industry giants like Ben & Jerry's and Crumbl Cookies. Her work has been featured on Delish, PopSugar and more. Her expertise as a product curator for one of the world's largest international snack subscription box companies solidifies her status as a key player in the field.

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