Lemon Curd

Ingredients

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

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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