Lemon Curd

by Kiran on June 24, 2014 · 26 comments

in Desserts

Hi friends!

Hope your day is better than ours because I have news for you and trust me, its a foul one…

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Alert the police, coz our trash can is MISSING!

We thought we lived in a neighborhood that is very safe. And that changed when someone had the nerve to whisk away our trash can! Our heavy-duty, $69 HomeDepot trash can.

Wow. There’s drama unfolding as I’m typing. Not your typical Wisteria Lane drama, just enough to rattle everyone.

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I’ve had about “here” with so much stress over a trash can. Time to make a police report and then I can spoon this luscious lemon curd over every morsel to forget this all ever happened.

Wonder who took it at first place…

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Makes about 2 cups


  • 3 lemons, zested & juiced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter, cubed
  • pinch of salt


  1. Fill a saucepan with 2 inch of water to act as a double boiler. Heat on medium or until water begins to simmer. Lower heat once water begins to simmer.
  2. Whisk eggs and sugar in another bowl, large enough to aid cooking over double-boiler.
  3. Place the bowl over simmering saucepan of water, ensuring the bottom of the bowl isn’t placed directly over simmering hot water. Whisk mixture for about 3 minutes or until lightly pale and ribbony.
  4. Whisk in butter to melt before adding more.
  5. Stream in lemon zest and juice with a pinch of salt. Continue whisking for about 2 minutes or until curd thickens ever so slightly.
  6. Carefully remove bowl away from the double-boiler and continue whisking until curd thickens to desired consistency.
  7. Strain thickened concoction through a fine mesh sieve. Cool curd to room temperature before refrigeration.
  8. Serve as desired.

Have a blessed day, friends. And watch out for your trash can. Oddly, it CAN go missing!

Any bizzare incident that you have to share?


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1 Shibi @ FlavzCorner June 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM

We had lost our heavy duty trash cans couple of times even though the neighborhood is pretty safe. We even had our initials on one. Not sure what they do with it.

The lemon curd looks yum. What are you going to make with it?

2 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Shibi — that’s so NOT cool. btw, i made tartlets with the lemon curd 🙂

3 Rosa June 24, 2014 at 1:27 PM

One of my favorite spreads! Perfect with scones or on brioche bread.



4 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Rosa — curds are just so delicious on scones 🙂

5 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence June 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Honestly, who steals trash cans :P? Well at least you have this luscious lemon curd to comfort you 🙂
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6 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Brandon — i know, right? 😀

7 Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 24, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Your lemon curd looks so luscious and creamy!
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8 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:40 PM

thanks Laura! xo

9 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 25, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Love lemon curd! Yours looks so smooth and creamy!
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10 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Thanks Angie! xo

11 Kitchen Belleicious June 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM

lemon curd. Yep, I am loving it!
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12 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Jessica — 🙂

13 laurasmess June 25, 2014 at 11:31 PM

What a lovely cheery post Kiran! It is ridiculously cold here at the moment so it’s wonderful to see those bright lemons on parade! I love lemon curd and make it regularly (in fact, my husband asked me to make some last night!) so I’d love to try your recipe and compare! As for missing trashcans and other bizarre stuff… hm. Nothing weird happening to me recently! I guess that’s a good thing! x
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14 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Laura — so glad there’s nothing weird happening in your part of the world. hope you’d try this lemon curd recipe and let me know how it tastes 🙂

15 Archana @ The Perfect Zest June 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM

thats too funny! LAst summer we had a similar incident – and we live in a top 10 safe city. We found our trash and recycle bin hidden in our neighbors yard. Ofcoruse we didnt think our neighbors did it – but it mightve been some mischievous kids on the street..
but I didnt have lemon curd to get over it.. I love everything lemon and this looks so creamy and good..
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16 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Archana — oh my. i’m glad we aren’t the only ones missing trash cans 😉

17 Sophie33 June 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM

I love your lighter version of this tasty looking Lemon curd, less butter is used in here so that is Why I made it!

It is so gooooodddd, so delicious too!
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18 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Sophie — i’m so glad you made and love it!! thank you, friend 🙂 xo

19 Shumaila The Novice Housewife June 26, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Oh No!! Sucks! Hope the lemon curd made you feel better 🙂
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20 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Shumaila — thanks! and it sure did 😉

21 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ June 27, 2014 at 6:12 AM

It happened to me once! It was a beautiful big recycling bin. I’m sorry for you loss 🙁 I’m sure the lemon curd made you happy again. It would definitely make me super happy now.
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22 Kiran June 27, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Daniela — gah! why does anyone want to steal a perfectly smelly bin, it’s beyond my understanding.

23 Nupur July 1, 2014 at 8:14 AM

The first picture is just so breath taking Kiran !! Love the whole colour scheme and simple-ness of the photos

the recipe is of course a winner too !
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24 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 1, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Our trash cans are provided by the local council and have our street numbers painted on them. I never thought about them being stolen.

I love lemon curd and I have a big bag of lemons on the counter. I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow. (while I keep an eye on the trash can)
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25 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You July 14, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I am crazy for lemon curd. It goes well on toasts and many, many sweet treats. The pics are gorgeous, Kiran!
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