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 Allrecipes.com.
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!!!!