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Easy and Delicious Lemon Curd Recipe

lemon curd recipe

Spring is here and it's time to pull out all those light and airy spring recipes. Although I'm a chocolate lover at heart sometimes it's nice to breakaway from the mold and make something a little different. Not only is this lemon curd delicious it's so easy to make and can be used for a variety of different things. 

I love adding it to mini tart shells topped with fresh berries for an easy yet still impressive dessert. You can spread it on scones, layer it in a cake or eat it by itself. Oh the possibilities!  

Lemon Curd Recipe 

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yokes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • Dash salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, cubed

In a large heavy saucepan, whisk the first six filling ingredients until blended. Add butter; cook and stir over low heat for 10-12 minutes or until thickened. It should coat the back of a spoon. Strain through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl and let cool. Cover the surface with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for at least an hour before transferring to a Tupperware container. You can use it the same way jam would be used by spreading it on toast or eat it as a dessert. Delicious!

Recipe from Taste of Home magazine: February-March 2008

lemon curd recipe

For another fun brunch recipe check out these glazed lemon and blueberry scones.

5 Easy Steps to Make Apple Candles (Step-by-Step Pictures)

fall tablescape with apple candles

The holidays are fast approaching and we are excited to host friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast! Since this is a special occasion I love to go all out and set a pretty table. Layering some fresh greenery and fall fruit on top of a paper table runner keeps things simple and classy. I found these fairy tale pumpkins at a local grocery store and they will usually last the entire season as long as I don't cut them. Candles are a staple when it comes to centerpieces and these DIY apple candles are so easy and festive. Perfect for the fall season!

apple candles for thanksgiving centerpiece

To make them you will need:
1. Place the cookie cutter on the top center of the apple and press it down. This will make the outline of the hole for the candle.

2. Next, using a knife scoop out enough of the apple so the candle can sit without having the sides exposed.

3. Pour lemon juice into the hole and let it sit for about 5 minutes. This will help keep the apple from turning brown.

4. Press the tea light into the hole.

5. Light and enjoy!

DIY tealight apple candles

thanksgiving table ideas

DIY apple candles for fall table

DIY apple tea light candles

You might also like this delicious recipe for skillet apple pie!