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Lemon Curd

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This is a tart, refreshing custard. It makes a tasty spread for any scone or filling for white cake.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1
tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
1
cup lemon juice (5 large lemons)
3
tablespoons firm butter or margarine, cut up
3
large eggs, slightly beaten

Directions

  • 1 In heavy 1 1/2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, lemon peel and lemon juice with wire whisk.
  • 2 Stir in butter and eggs. Cook over medium heat about 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon (do not boil). Immediately pour into one 1-pint container or two 1-cup containers.
  • 3 Store covered in refrigerator up to 2 months.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 45
  • Fat 1 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Sodium 15mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Expert Tips

Substitute lime peel for the lemon peel and Key lime juice for the lemon juice.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 06/16/2011. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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