Thursday, April 26, 2012

Meyer Lemon Curd

The neighbor behind my house has a Meyer lemon tree and it is bursting with fruits. I can see them from my bedroom windows and thinking of all my favorite lemon treats to make from it. The neighbor sister brought me a big bag of it a couple of weeks ago. I have to say, they are the best Meyer lemon I ever had. There are so fragrant and with high volume of juicy. The Meyer lemon fruit is rounder than the common lemon, with a slight hint of orange and not as tart as regular lemon. I used it to make some lemon curd. Lemon curd is great for toast, scones, cookies, tart filler, to name just a few. If you can’t find Meyer lemons, use regular lemons instead. Do stay tune and see what I make with the rest of the lemons.


3 large egg yolks
4 whole large eggs
3/4 cup sugar (if you are using regular lemon you might need more sugar)
3/4 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
 2 tbsp Meyer lemon zest
 3 tbsp butter - cut into pieces

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, eggs, and sugar. Whisk in the lemon juice and zest. Transfer to a double boiler and cook the curd over barely simmering water, whisking constantly, until the lemon mixture thickens and reaches 175°F on an instant-read thermometer.
2. Remove the pan from the heat. Strain the curd into a bowl. Immediately whisk in the butter until the mixture is smooth and emulsified.
3. Cover and let it cool completely before storing it in a jar and refrigerate before serving


Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

The lemon curd looks so luscious and rich. It will be great for cakes and macarons to use on!!

Shereen said...

I made lemon tart!!!!See my post later:)))I so geram to see your that lemon stock. My neighbour's house lemon tree is chock a block with lemons which I think will be ready for picking soon.I can only dream about!However, I have friends with life style blocks and they have promised me lemons...yay!!

mycookinghut said...

Yum! I love lemon curd!!

WendyinKK said...

oooo..... more to come, more to come!
I can't wait to see more Meyer lemon stuff.

Lisa Ho said...

oooh yum... I love lemon curd :D
Reminds me of 'kampung' when we have good friendly neighbours... tambah2 lagi yang suka share-share ;P

Yoong said...

Haha! You and Shereen gone lemony! Our lemon tree sometimes gives a good yield, I think it depends how well watered the tree is. The curd would be great with toast, lovely.

ICook4Fun said...

Joyce, yea I used them on cakes and am thinking of macaroons too :)

Shereen, I got another bag from them last week and now I have lemons coming out of my ears ha ha.. too bad you are so far away if not I can share some with you. This meyer lemon is not so macam and very juicy. I like it a lot.

Leemei, me too :)

Wendy, stay tune :)

Lisa, yea they gave me fruits I gave them cakes :)

Yoong, yeap, great mind think alike. I planted one tree and I can see flowers and tiny fruits coming out of it. I can't wait to see them grow ha lemon tree like a lot of water. Ok I am going to water them everyday.

Elin said...

What a blessing to have such generous neighbor;) we seldom see Meyer lemon here in the supermarket. thanks for the recipe. Will make them for my tarts;) I can't wait to sink my teeth into them. Just the thought of it makes me drool!

lena said...

yeah like elin said, rare to see meyer lemon here so we just use regular lemon to make lemon curd.

MeRy said...

Looks yummy...must try your recipe.

Francine said...

Hihi, can I just check..u mentioned 3 eggs yolks and 4 eggs..does that mean 7 egg yolks and 4 egg whites? Thanks! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, yes I am lucky. Using the curd for tarts would be great too.

Lena, meyer lemon is softer, juicier and not as tangy.

Mery, thanks.

Francine, yes, 3 yolks and 4 whole eggs.