3/4 C. white sugar
1/3 C. Fresh lemon juice (takes about 3 lemons)
3 large eggs
4 T. unsalted butter – softened and cut into small pieces
1 T. lemon zest
In a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice until blended. Cook, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes until the mixture becomes thick. Remove from heat and pour through a fine strainer to remove any lumps. Â Cut the butter into small pieces and whisk into the mixture until the butter has melted. Add the lemon zest and let cool. The lemon curd will continue to thicken as it cools. Cover immediately with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Allow to cool before serving. Terrific on toast or as a topping for pancakes.