Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd: A Nutritious Treat

This Lemon Curd recipe (printable version is at the bottom of the post) is one of our favorite toppings for our homemade yogurt! We often have it for an after dinner treat. If you have ever had Ellenos Greek yogurt with lemon curd, this tastes exactly like it. It is also nice to drizzle this lemon curd on pancakes or waffles, or use it anywhere else you would use a lemon curd. Save those leftover egg whites to make homemade marshmallows or strawberry souffle. (Posts coming soon!)  As a bonus, it is a tasty way to get some important nutrition. Indulge me while I break down the ingredients for you.

Pasture-raised egg yolks contain:

  • Omega 3’s (Important for brain and mood health) 
  • Vitamin E (An Anti-oxidant that helps repair cellular damage.)
  • Vitamin D (Important for immunity and mood)
  • Vitamin K2 (Hard to get in your diet unless you eat liver or leafy greens)
  • Choline (Crucial to cognitive function)

Organic lemon juice contains:

  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • B6

Organic Lemon Zest contains:

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber

Grass-fed organic Butter Contains:

  • Vitamin K2 (This is hard to get in your diet unless you eat liver or leafy greens)
  • Buytrate (An anti-inflammatory fatty acid)
  • Omega 3’s (Brain and mood health)
  • Vitamin A (Good for eyes and teeth)
  • Vitamin E
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid (Immune booster)

Why raw honey and maple syrup instead of sugar?:

Homemade Yogurt Topped With Lemon Curd
Homemade Yogurt Topped With Lemon Curd

This lemon curd does not use sugar like a conventional recipe. We all have heard the dangers of processed sugar, right? If not, let me know and I will do a post about it. Using a combination of honey and maple syrup, give this recipe some sweetness, while actually adding some nutrients.

  • Maple syrup contains trace minerals.
  • Honey contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

To make Lemon Curd, you will need:

Lemon Curd

  • 6 pastured egg yolks
  • 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed, organic unsalted butter
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • ice (for ice bath)

To make the Lemon curd:

  1. Wash and zest the lemons and then juice them.
  2. In a heat-proof mixing bowl (or a double boiler), mix the egg yolks, lemon juice and chopped zest, honey, maple syrup, and salt.
  3. Set the bowl over a pot of boiling water and mix. Once the mixture has thickened, (about 5-8 minutes) start adding the butter one chunk at a time. (If you don’t have unsalted butter on hand, just eliminate the salt and use salted butter.
  4. Once the the butter is melted, remove from heat. Place the bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice water.
  5. Enjoy!

Lemon Curd
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A nutritious lemon curd recipe using no refined sugar.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 pastured egg yolks
  2. 3 lemons
  3. 1/4 cup raw honey
  4. 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  5. 1/4 cup grass-fed, organic unsalted butter cut into chunks
  6. Pinch fine sea salt
  7. Ice (for ice bath)
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry lemons. Zest them and then juice them.
  2. In a heat-proof bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the butter. (Remember that the ice is for the ice bath 😉
  3. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir it frequently. Once the mixture thickens (about 5-8 minutes), start adding the butter one chunk at a time.
  4. Once the butter is melted, remove the bowl and put it into a larger bowl with ice to stop the cooking.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You will have zest in your lemon curd. If you would like a smoother consistency (we do), then push it through a fine mesh strainer before it cools.
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 What about you? Do you love lemon curd? Have you made lemon curd before? Are you going to try?

Lemon Curd 

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