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Lemon Curd Recipe

A delicious preserve, that's easy to make in a short time and tastes better than any bought version. Forms the basis of an excellent Lemon Meringue Pie.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


For 4 x 450g/1 lb jars:

350g/12 oz Butter
900g/1¾ lbs Caster Sugar
the juice of 6 Lemons
8 medium Eggs, lightly beaten


- Melt the butter and in a double saucepan - or in a bowl, resting on a saucepan of simmering water - over a low heat.

- Add the lemon juice and a few seconds later, the beaten egg yolks.

- Stir constantly with a wooden spoon, keeping the water at simmering point, and not touching the bottom of the top saucepan or bowl.

- Continue cooking and stirring until the mixture starts to thicken. When it's thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove the mixture from the heat and although it to cool a little..

- After about 10 minutes, pour it into warm sterilised jam jars.

- Cool, cover and refrigerate.

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