Monday, February 23, 2009

::another winning dish::

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I learned how to make this knock-out dessert at a cooking class at Thanksgiving Point. It is EVERYTHING you want in a dessert and more! This dessert is sweet, fresh, and zingy...not to mention it is great for large groups and can easily be made ahead of time. =) All you do is top Anna's Ginger Thins (found in the cracker/cookie gourmet section of stores like Harmon's or Smiths) with a spoonful of this easy & delicious lemon curd (below), garnish with two fresh raspberries, and a mint leaf.
1 c. white sugar
3 large eggs
1 c. FRESH lemon juice
3 lemons zested (make sure not to zest the white is bitter)
1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted

In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Cook in the microwave for one minute intervals, stirring after each minute until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon (it usually takes about 4 intervals). Remove from the microwave, and pure into small sterile jars (or you can put in the fridge/freezer for a minute like we did until it has cooled a bit if you need to serve immediately.) Store for up to three weeks in refrigerator. ENJOY!!!

tip: If you over cook the mixture a little, or forget to stir, you can pass the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the bits of cooked egg.

***Lemon Curd is excellent on ice cream, angel food cake, tarts, berries, even chocolate-covered strawberries!


Stephanie said...

did you take this picture???

Heidi said...

I'm so glad you put this one up, I've been meaning to call you and get it, I've been craving some!

You'll need to teach me about that 'zesting' thing!

Anonymous said...

Love this stuff (hate the name - seriously, I don't think "curd" sounds very appetizing!) But, you can buy Anna's Ginger Thins at IKEA for $1 per package. So then you can have a yummy, beautiful and low-cost dessert! Love you, Jenn! Sandy

Jennica said...

Thanks for the tip Sandy! I will have to get some next time I am at Ikea. =)

Jennica said...

I didn't take this picture...I wish I would have gotten one though, ours were so much cuter with the red raspberries and mint leaf!

Helen said...

I'm so glad you posted this recipe. I've wanted to make it for Darren. That was so fun at your house! You are an awesome host!

liso. said...

so, wait, did you serve it hot or cold?

liso. said...

oh, because it looks amazing and i love lemon, but i've never just served, ahem, curd.

Jennica said...

serve it cold =)