For many years every Christmas I’d shop for a jar of lemon curd for my Mother’s stocking. She’d guard that jar all year, rarely sharing a teaspoon of it. So, when my Sister finally discovered a delicious lemon curd recipe, we decided this would be a great present to make and share with friends and family. Now that Mom knows how to make her own curd, I occasionally get to thinly spread it on my muffin at her house.
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter, melted
To this add the well beaten eggs of
4 whole eggs AND
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
Stir all ingredients together in sauce pan and cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
Pour into prepared jars and seal.
Lemon Curd will last for months in refrigerator.
For holidays buy a bit of printed cotton holiday fabric, cut into squares a bit bigger than top of jars, buy elastic ribbon, and wrap top of jar and tie with ribbon for decoration.