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Bust out the blender for the easiest lemon curd ever

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

No tempering required

Not a big fan of making traditional lemon curd? This simple high-powered blender recipe requires no dirtying of pots or use of a thermometer.

Lemon curd in the blender

If there is one thing I love, it's lemons. Growing up, I would eat them raw with just a sprinkling of salt. Yeah, I was an odd child. Now that I'm grown up, I still love raw lemon, but I prefer it much more in curd form. Normally when you make lemon curd, you have to cook it on the stove top, temper the eggs and gauge the temperature. It can be a bit of work.

Lemon curd in the blender

With this simple blender recipe, you don't have to do any of these steps. However, you do need a high-speed blender, such as a Vitamix or Blendtec. The motors on these machines are strong enough to heat the eggs so they cook while being blended. I know this sounds impossible, but it totally works. Plus, after you make your lemon curd, you can put it on just about anything — toast, biscuits, scones and even ice cream.

Blender lemon curd recipe

Yields 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 8 chunks

Directions:

  1. In a high-speed blender (Vitamix or Blendtec), add the lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and eggs.
  2. Secure the lid, and blend for 5 minutes on the highest speed.
  3. After 5 minutes, lower the speed to medium-low, and add the butter.
  4. Blend for another minute, and remove the lid.
  5. Be careful, as steam will rise out of the blender and could burn your skin.
  6. Add the curd to a glass jar, and let it cool to room temperature. At this point the curd should be thick, but let it sit overnight in the refrigerator to allow it to completely set.

More recipes using lemon curd

Microwave lemon meringue cupcakes
Layered tangy lemon curd and shortbread cookies

Fruit and lemon curd layered angel food cake

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