Lemon Curd

Ingredients

  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar

Whisk together zest, lemon juice, sugar, eggs, and a pinch of salt in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Add butter all at once and cook over moderately low heat, whisking constantly, until curd is thick enough to hold marks of whisk and first bubbles appear on surface, about 10 minutes. Immediately pour ...

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