Welcome! I’m so glad that you are here. Recently, I did a tablescape with lemons, it was amazing! But, now I had an abunance of lemons that I had to figure out what to do with them all. I will show you what I did with them as well as give you an easy and delicious recipe for Lemon Curd.
I had so many lemons! I hate to waste anything, so I thought about how to use every part of the lemon, The first thing I did was to zest the lemons. I put the zest on a lined cookie sheet and put it in the freezer. After the zest was frozen, I put it into a freezer bag and stored it in the freezer. Now when I need lemon zest, I can just get it out of the freezer.
Then I cut the lemons in half and squeezed them. Nothing better than fresh squeezed lemon juice. I poured it through a fine strainer to remove any seeds or pulp. I used some of the juice for Lemon Curd, the rest, I poured into an ice cube tray and put it in the freezer. When the lemon ice cubes were frozen, I put them into a freezer bag. When I need Lemon Juice for a recipe, I just get a cube from the freezer and let it melt.
I decided to use the remainder of the lemon as well. I cut the lemon rinds into small pieces and placed them onto a lined cookie sheet. When they were frozen, I put them into a freezer bag. These lemon rinds are wonderful to clean the garbage disposal and the kitchen will smell fresh and clean.
And now for the piece de resistance, homemade Lemon Curd. It is so easy, it takes less than fifteen minutes, and it is delicious!
- 6 large large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- a large pinch of salt
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- Zest of 1 large lemon
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- Place eggs, sugar, salt, juice, and zest in a medium saucepan. Whisk the ingredients together until smooth.
- Place over low heat. Stirring constantly with a wisk until the mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Turn burner to low and add the butter. Stir until smooth.
- Remove from heat and chill for several hours. Makes approximately 4 cups.
After the curd chilled, I poured it into tart shells. I topped the tarts with a small dollop of whipped cream, lemon zest and a small mint leaf. Lemon tarts are so easy to make and are such a great dessert on a summmer day.
Hugs abd blessings to you,