Lemon Curd

Ingredients

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

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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