Thursday, December 17, 2009

Never Buy Lemon Curd Again!!

Call me naive, but even after all these DIY, down-to-earth lifestyle changes , I still find myself asking the question, "You can make that!??!"  We had a basket full of lemons from a  friend's garden, and I had no idea what to do with them besides flavoring some fish or in a salad dressing.  They came from little Meyer Lemon trees in pots that might be all of 3 feet tall and producing beautiful lemons.   I've put those on my list of have-to-haves for next year! 

So, what does a girl do with 15 lemons, besides make lemonade?  Make Lemon Curd!!  I had no idea you could make that stuff!!  What a silly thing..of course, someone has to make it before it ends up on the grocery store shelf.  I only did one jar as a test.  It came out perfect!! 

Here's to never buying lemon curd again!!!  I used this recipe from  

The cost- 3 eggs and 1 c of sugar (I had free butter from couponing and free lemons) ~ $.50 for a VERY large jar.  I can NOT believe I used to pay almost $4.00 for a small jar of that stuff!!!

What do you use it for, you ask?    I swirled it into a cheesecake I baked this morning which, since we're on the saving money topic, only cost $2.50 with coupons.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it on some shortbread cookies.  Use it as a filling in cakes.  Top some vanilla ice cream with it.  Ok...I'm making myself hungry, but you get the point.  Now, I have to go and find some ice cream...YUM!!!!

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