Courtesy of: Gramma Jo
Makes approximately 3 Cups
In a blender, combine the following:
4 Tbsp. Grated lemon peel
2/3 C. Fresh lemon juice
1 C. Sugar
Whirl until smooth.
With blender at low speed add:
1/2 C. melted butter in a steady stream
Whirl until just blended.
Move to a double boiler and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly (for 5-10 minutes) or until bubbling.
Remove from heat and cool.
If it is too tart for your taste, you may add vanilla to cut the tartness.
If the thought of a double boiler intimidates you, then making your own lemon curd can seem scary at first. Don't be afraid...just be patient. Every time I make this, I think the same thing...
Wow! This is so fast!
Hmm...I wonder how long I have to stir.
I've been stirring for a long time, am I stirring to vigorously?
Oh no! Why is the butter separating to the top?
Have I ruined it? What's wrong?
Oh. Look at that. It's done.
Just like when you make hollandaise, the mixture magically becomes lemon curd in a matter of seconds. You just have to be patient during the minutes before those magic seconds and keep stirring.