Lighter Lemon Curd (small batch)

This lighter lemon curd is exactly what your scones, tarts, and parfaits have been missing!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time3 hrs 7 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade lemon curd, Small batch lemon curd
Author: Kelli

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Add sugar, lemon juice and zest in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. About 3-5 minutes.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk egg until frothy. Whisking continuously, slowly pour sugar-lemon juice mixture into the bowl to combine with the eggs.
  • Pour egg and lemon mixture back into the small saucepan and reduce heat to medium-low. Add butter and stir consistently for 5 minutes, or until the mixture has slightly thickened and the butter is fully melted.
  • Carefully pour mixture into a mason jar or other glass container. Allow to fully cool at room temperature before covering with a lid and refrigerating for at least 3 hours.
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