Friday, April 12, 2013

Luscious Lemon Curd Trifle


For Resurrection weekend, we had a celebration at my Mom's. She saw this beautiful trifle on Pinterest and begged for me to make that for our dessert.
I happily obliged... it contained lemon curd... so wouldn't you? Yum!


I've said it before... lemon curd just makes you feel fancy. I don't know why, I mean I think of French cooks whisking the eggs and sugar and saying Oo La La. Snort... I'm a goof.
This is how I made mine.
Lemon Curd:
3 whole eggs
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3/4 cup sugar (I used organic cane juice crystals)
4 tablespoons of butter

In a double boiler over simmering water, mix eggs, juice and sugar. Cook, stirring constantly til thick. Once it thickens, run mixture through a strainer. You don't want lumps.
Mix in butter and zest.
Pour into a lovely jar and do your best to resist eating the whole stinkin jar.

I need a shirt that says I *heart* lemon curd. It's divine!


I used some heavy cream with just a couple of tablespoons of sugar and mixed at high speed to make a beautiful whipped cream.

Both of these, mixed with angel food cake and fresh berries. This dessert was delightful!

For summer gatherings and potlucks... I think this dessert would be a great take a long. It looks impressive and tastes even better! 
Enjoy!

2 comments :

  1. Oh, you have no idea how much I love lemon curd! My Libby does, too. I might have to make this for her birthday in July. Wait, no, that's too far away! :P

    Mamalama

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    1. July IS too far away! You must make some soon. I adore it. It makes you feel all fancy and junk. ;) When it couldn't be simpler! :)

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