Homemade Lemon Curd is sweet, creamy, and full of fresh lemon flavor. Perfect for spreading on waffles or scones, and a great way to add a fun twist to your favorite recipes!
Thank you to Blendtec for generously providing the Designer 725 & Twister Jar for this giveaway! The recipe and opinions in this post are 100% mine.
So have I ever mentioned to you my deep and undying love of breakfast? I’m not sure what it is….but to me, nothing beats an amazing meal first thing in the morning. That said, most mornings I don’t have time for the breakfast of my dreams. Most mornings, I stick with my usual: coffee and eggs. But let me tell you. I look forward to weekends like none other…..and mostly for the food! Because on weekends, you better believe I’m making a BIG breakfast.
Scrambled eggs with veggies and cheese, crispy bacon, homemade waffles or pancakes or french toast….these are some of our favorites. And, of course, coffee. And every now and then, because I love breakfast so much, I decide to get a little nuts. Yes, I’ve been known, from time to time, to pull out the cherry pie filling and whipped cream, or the hot fudge and marshmallows, or the Nutella…..and turn our breakfast into a little bit more of a celebration. I mean….clearly a big, delicious breakfast is something to celebrate….right?
Homemade Lemon Curd
Which is probably why I’m SO excited about this homemade lemon curd. Because not only is it the perfect addition to our weekend breakfasts (lemon curd on top of waffles? Yes, please!), but it’s also perfect for weekday breakfasts, snacks, or even desserts! A few of my favorites? Lemon Bar Muddy Buddies, Lemon Shortbread Parfaits, or Creamy Lemon Dip! Best of all, it comes together quickly with just a few basic ingredients….and tastes amazing! Yet another reason to look forward to weekend breakfasts – or heck – who am I kidding? I’m going to be slathering this stuff on EVERYTHING.
Homemade Lemon Curd
- zest of 1 meyer lemon
- 1 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 c. lemon juice juice of 2 lemons
- 1 tsp. lemon extract
- 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
- Combine lemon zest and sugar in a blender or food processor; pulse until zest is finely minced.
- Add butter and blend.
- Add eggs, lemon juice, lemon extract, and salt; blend until combined.
- Pour mixture into medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened (just below simmer - 170 degrees F).
- Continue stirring 2-3 minutes after mixture thickens.
- Remove from heat and transfer to a wide mouth glass jar with a lid.
- Place in refrigerator to cool.
- Keep refrigerated.
And soon, you can too! Because I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you this Ultimate Breakfast Giveaway – the chance to win a Blendtec Designer 75, a Blendtec Twister Jar, a Presto Waffle Maker, a Cuisinart Crepe Pan, and MORE! Everything you need to make homemade lemon curd….and the breakfast of your dreams. Enter to win below, and then be sure to check out all the other delicious breakfast recipes! Good luck!
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