Pucker Up Lemon Curd
This lemon curd is easy to make and full of tart citrus flavor. It is great as a filling for tarts, as a spread for scones, or as a side with a chocolate dessert.
grated lemon rind
In medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time. Beat thoroughly after each addition.
Add lemon juice and salt and mix completely. The mixture will appear curdled, but don't worry. It will smooth out as it cooks.
Place the mixing bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
As the mixture starts to warm up, it will begin to look smoother and brighter in color.
Cook over simmering water until thickened. This could take up to 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the lemon rind if using.
Cool completely before serving. The curd will continue to thicken as it cools.
Substitute lime juice for all or half of the lemon juice.