I have always loved making lemon curd – it’s so versatile!! Sometimes I like to make a batch and give it away as a yummy little foodie gift for friends, but other times it gets all used up in my desserts. This is such a simple recipe. I mean, everything is simple in the Thermomix, but this is really simple!
Don’t worry if your lemon curd is still a little runny after the cooking time, it will firm on standing.
Once you’ve made your lemon curd, pour it into a sterilised jar and keep it in the fridge for 2 weeks (but I promise you that it will never ever last that long!).
You can use lemon curd in lemon meringue pie, lemon cupcakes, dolloped onto ice-cream, slathered onto scones, swirled through a cheesecake… or pretty much anything else you can think of!!
How to Make Lemon Curd in a Thermomix
- Zest of 2 lemons (approx 6 tablespoons)
- 2 eggs
- 2 extra egg yolks
- 165 g caster sugar
- 80 g unsalted butter , chilled
- Juice of 2 lemons
Peel the 2 lemons with a peeler and place the zest into the Thermomix bowl.
Finely grate on Speed 10 for 10 seconds.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until only a very fine zest remains.
Add the eggs, extra egg yolks, caster sugar, butter and lemon juice and cook on Speed 5, 10 minutes, 80 degrees.
Check the lemon curd and if it's still very runny, cook for a further 1-2 minutes on Speed 5, 90 degrees.
Pour lemon curd through a strainer (to remove any remaining zest) and into a sterilised jar.
This will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.