appetizer · breakfast · easy · Refined Sugar Free

Bright and Sunny – Lemon Curd

Bright and Sunny…..

lemon curdI donโ€™t know why I get obsessed with certain foods, and flavors, but when I do everyone better watch out. Not long ago I went through a streak of blueberry everything, then it was strawberries, I have currently moved on to lemon. I have never really been a really big lemon fan, so this is a surprise to me. Aside from the lemon water I regularly drink in the morning I have been eating lemon zucchini greek yogurt for dessert at night (I know, but this is following the cherry and beet greek yogurt I ate a week ago, and it was also amazing.) and after dinner I have warmed up to drinking lemon and ginger tea.

lemon curd3I had a lemon in the fridge and I wanted to make something spectacular with it. You are probably thinking that there isnโ€™t much that can be made with a single lemon, but you would be wrong. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I decided to try my hand at making some lemon curd. One thing I know about lemon curd is that there is a lot of sugar in it. Of course I had to get rid of that right away. I also decided to dial back on the traditional butter to egg ratio. I donโ€™t even know if words, or pictures, can describe the amazingly bright flavor that is Lemon Curd. It has the perfect combination of sweet, and tart, and the color is the brightest yellow Iโ€™ve ever seen.

lemon curd5Lemon curd can be used for a multitude of things from cookies, to tarts, cake fillings, to just spreading it on toast. I chose to just spread a little on some toasted French bread. The contrast of the creamy, slightly sweet, lemon against the crunch of the toasted French bread was out of this world. If you have never tried Lemon curd I highly recommend that you do. It is so easy! I didnโ€™t even use the stove. I used the microwave and it literally took 2 minutes to cook. So from start to finish the entire process took about 10 minutes. A gourmet treat that only takes a few minutes to make is definitely worth keeping in your go to files. Whip up a quick batch, spread it on your favorite cookie, toast, or cracker, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Lemon Curd

By Angie Gouchenour

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4 servings

Ingredients

1 large egg yolk

1 Tablespoon Truvia zero calorie sweetener

3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 ยฝ Tablespoon butter

1 tsp lemon zest

Directions

In a microwave safe bowl whisk together the egg yolk and Truvia

Stir in the lemon juice, place the butter in the bowl

Microwave for 2 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. You will notice it firming up (The mixture will be smooth like pudding. If you see a little clumping, or curdle, stir it and it will become smooth)

Remove from the microwave, stir in the lemon zest, and pour in a heat safe dish, cover with plastic, or a lid, and place in the refrigerator to cool

1 serving 54 calories

 

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7 thoughts on “Bright and Sunny – Lemon Curd

    1. You are sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will use essential oils for aroma therapy, but I won’t consume them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (To many negatives to consumption) But I love the smell and believe that the smell alone has a lot of benefits; as well as topical application.

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    1. Hmmm I don’t know. I did some research then made my own. I’ve never tried it, but to me it is better than lemon pudding, or lemon pie filling which I don’t really care for. It is pretty rich so a little bit goes a long way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. That’s why I made a small batch. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Like I said it is rich. Unless I was feeding it to a bunch of people I wouldn’t make a bigger batch because it is yummy, but a little goes a long way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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