Lemon Curd for GAPS

Lemon Curd Dished Up

Lemon Curd Dished Up

I love lemon curd. When I was a kid, my mom would make it for very special occasions, and use it to fill cream puffs or make lemon meringue pie. It’s one of my favorite treats! So I was so excited to realize that it was not only GAPS legal, but fine for Intro Stage 6 as well if citrus and egg yolks are already well-tolerated.

Lemon Curd

Slowly pour the hot mix into the yolks while whisking

Slowly pour the hot mix into the yolks while whisking

Ingredients Makes about 2 pints
12 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice – You might want less – I like it sour! Use Meyer Lemons for a naturally sweeter taste. If you use bottled juice, reduce by half and add more to taste.
zest of 2 lemons – organic & washed, please, and make sure to avoid the bitter white pith!
1 cup ghee
1/2 cup honey

Directions:

  1. Separate your eggs, reserving whites for meringue or coconut macaroons.
  2. Lemon Curd on Stove

    Lemon Curd on Stove if foam forms you can skim it off

    Put the yolks in a medium bowl and whisk them together.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine all the other ingredients and heat over medium-low, stirring to dissolve honey.
  4. Whisk about 1/2 cup of the hot lemon mixture into the egg yolks to temper them.
  5. Continue whisking, and slowly pour in the rest of the lemon mixture. I like to use our stand mixer for this.
  6. Return the mixture to the saucepan, over low heat. Whisk continuously about 3-4 minutes, until the curd has thickened. Make sure it doesn’t curdle by keeping the heat low. If the egg whites were not completely out of the yolks, it may have a little foam on top. You can skim it off easily.
  7. Lemon Curd thickening on stove

    Lemon Curd thickening on stove

    When the curd is ready it will be shiny and you’ll see trails left in it from your whisk.
  8. Pour into glass jars and refrigerate. You can strain it into the jars if you don’t want the texture of the zest. It will be firm in about 3 hours, but you can enjoy it any time!

This post is part of Make Your Own Monday, Fat Tuesday, Hearth & Soul Blog Hop, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Healthy 2Day Wednesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Made From Scratch Monday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Full Plate Thursday, Freaky Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Fight Back Friday, Allergy Friendly Friday, Friday Food Flicks.

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