lemon curd

noun

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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Must Try: Blueberry Muffin waffle: blueberry lemon muffin waffle with fresh lemon curd and blueberries, $8. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "5 food trucks not to miss at this weekend's Food Truck Mash-Up event," 20 Aug. 2019 They could be plied with lemon curd and hibiscus jelly, maple butter with bruleed bananas and pecans; or formed from buckwheat with Sonoran honey. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "These are the best restaurants in Tempe," 6 Aug. 2019 Dump remaining scented sugar into a large saucepan (for lemon curd). Leah Eskin, chicagotribune.com, "In debate over butter vs. brown butter, brown butter wins in this lemon bar recipe," 7 June 2018 This cake, with its tart bite of rosemary lemon curd between moist, dense layers (a great, heavy wad stuck to my fork when held upside-down), and light-handed lacquer of buttercream was, in this world of overstuffed whoopie pies, simple perfection. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "“Sette" it off: Stellar service, serious portions in the Ivanhood | Review," 17 July 2019 But feel free to get creative — citrus curds (see the filling on my Royal Wedding Cake, which combines whipped cream and lemon curd as a filling) and syrups are fair game, too. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "The best thing to do with heavy cream? Whip it, whip it good.," 17 June 2019 For dessert, the duo took advantage of strawberry season, and opted for a cake with lemon curd, fresh strawberries, and vanilla buttercream icing. Meredith Heuer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Katie Ermilio & Tylee Abbott's Wedding Turned Pennsylvania into the English Countryside—on a Horse Farm," 29 Apr. 2019 Fold 1/3 of mascarpone mixture into lemon curd until well blended, then gently fold in remaining mascarpone mixture. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits," 27 July 2018 In second large bowl, whisk lemon curd and zest until thickened and light in color. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of lemon curd

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lemon curd was in 1895

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lemon curd

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lemon curd

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

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