lemon curd


Definition of lemon curd 

: a custard made with lemon juice, butter, sugar, and eggs and used as a spread or filling

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Look for lemon curd at most grocery stores in the jam/jelly aisle. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Recipe: Royal wedding scones ready in less than an hour," 18 May 2018 Vanilla, salted caramel, lemon curd and intense dark chocolate are the flavors. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Dress Up Brown-Bag Dessert with Pot de Crème," 7 May 2018 Boisley also brought haute technique to a strawberry semifreddo laid against a pointillist canvas of lemon curd, peas and dots of strawberry. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Cured makes a 3½-star statement at the Pearl," 28 June 2018 Think lemon curd or crème brulee eaten with a wood spoon. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Shenandoah Valley’s newest winery Paul J. Wines recognizes the old," 4 July 2018 The confection consists of tiers of lemon sponge cake drizzled with elderflower syrup and topped with an Amalfi lemon curd. Shay Spence, PEOPLE.com, "See Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Stunning and 'Quintessentially British' Wedding Cake," 19 May 2018 Where the buttercream is sweet, the lemon curd is very tart. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "See How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding Cake Is Being Prepared," 18 May 2018 Hennessey made a winning coffee sponge cake with cherry and lemon curd and took home $10,000 and serious bragging rights. BostonGlobe.com, "Spoiler alert: This New England chef made the cut on ‘Chopped’," 29 May 2018 The cake features elderflower syrup made at the Queen’s residence in Sandringham, as well as a light sponge cake, Amalfi lemon curd filling and elderflower buttercream. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Royal wedding 2018: Canapes, cake are on the menu for Harry and Meghan's reception," 19 May 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lemon curd was in 1895

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English Language Learners Definition of lemon curd

: a sweet, soft food made with lemon juice, butter, sugar, and eggs

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