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Old 01-21-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Lemon Curd

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup lemon juice
4 eggs
2 Tbsp lemon zest

Beat all ingredients, microwave at high 5 minutes, stirring at 1 minute intervals. Microwave 1 - 2 minutes more, stirring at 30 second intervals.

Place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on warm curd to prevent film from forming. Chill 4 hours or until fimr. Sotre in airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

I used very little zest - my lemons were mushy and I couldn't grate much off of them, but it's still yummy.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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I buy Trader Joe's Lemon Curd but since I never know what to do with it, Roger slobbers it on his toast, over the coconut oil.

What are you suggestions? Your recipe sounds delicious!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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It should be incredible warmed up and poured over fresh gingerbread or carrot cake.

I tried the recipe because my sister loooovvvvveeees the stuff, and wanted to try it out before sharing the recipe. I'm not sure I ever had it before. It's like lemon meringue pie filling more than lemon pudding.

So far I've had it on biscuits, dipped ginger snaps in it, mixed it half and half with coconut pudding, used it on sweet potato pancakes instead of butter and syrup, and even stirred a spoonful into my oatmeal.

I think I like lemon curd.
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Excellent ideas! A new reason to get ginger snaps! I love having them with lemonade too!

And how about a recipe for sweet potato pancakes.
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ummmmm - lack of culinary genius on my part, except that I know where to buy them. Bruce's Sweet Potato Pancake mix. Next to the boxes of plain boring pancake mix.
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Aha! I have used Bruce's forever! He sure has a lot of sweet potatoes!
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We like lemon curd on bread pudding.
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That Bruce's is the best. biig turned me onto it when I was down at her house. She sent me home with a box which.... sat here for a while until we got around to making it one Sunday morning. We liked it!!! I didn't know it was sold around here because it's down an aisle I don't go down much but it's here and we bought a few boxes for when the kids came home over winter break. They liked it too.
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