Luscious homemade curd beats the jarred stuff hands-down--and you can customize it with any citrus fruit! Try the curd spread over waffles or toast, layered in a parfait with whipped topping, spread between the layers of a cake or served in a jar alongside simple cookies.




  • Lightly beat the egg yolks in a large glass measuring cup or medium bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in zest, juice and the water. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

  • Stir half of the hot juice mixture into the egg yolks. Return egg mixture to the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add butter pieces, stirring until melted. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; 10 g total fat; 113 mg cholesterol; 72 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein;