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Lemon curd

Nutritional Info
Calories740
Fat13.00g
Saturates8.00g
Total Sugar56.00g

There is something reassuringly traditional about lemon curd.

Lemon curdThere is something reassuringly traditional about lemon curd, which was a popular alternative to jam at tea time in the 19th century. While it's mainly used as a spread on scones or toast, you can also use it to fill tarts and pies or as part of a trifle. Home-made lemon curd is completely different to the retail versions: it is thick, soft and creamy, and has a wonderful tart yet sweet flavour.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 lemons, rind and juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 110g butter
  • 450g sugar

Method

Grate the rind of the lemons and squeeze out juice.

Put the sugar, rind and juice, butter and beaten eggs into a large basin on top of a pan of simmering water.

Stir with a wooden spoon until thick and the curd coats the back of the spoon.

Pour into warm, sterile jars, cover, seal and refrigerate.

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