Who needs the supermarket jarred varieties when you can make your own at home?
Why This Recipe Works
Lemon curd is a custard-style sauce made from eggs, sugar, butter, and, of course, lemon juice. The most important step in our perfect lemon curd recipe is knowing when the curd is cooked. When the spatula leaves a clear trail (which quickly disappears) in the bottom of the saucepan, the curd is ready: it will be smooth and creamy. If you leave it on the heat any longer, the spatula will leave a wide, clear trail as the curd becomes thick and pasty.
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