lemon curd


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At the restaurant Koloman in New York City, chef Markus Glocker will sometimes make a lemon curd, sometimes an herb coulis, and spread it on the plate before arranging the salad on top. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 8 Mar. 2023 Otherwise, on the palate, a savory herbal aspect, cooked lemon curd. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 Desserts include a lemon curd and a sticky toffee and date cake. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Feb. 2023 Weekend brunch is also on offer with options like hot chicken and waffles sprinkled with spicy, yuzu kosho-spiked honey, and toasted coconut French toast, slathered with lemon curd, strawberry compote and pistachio praline for crunch. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Nov. 2021 Use your ebleskiver pan to fill the batter with jam, chocolate, lemon curd, pudding, or even caramel. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Jan. 2023 Snow egg made with meringue, lemon curd mousse, raspberries, and basil at Ostra. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Oct. 2022 This gave the meringue a crisp crust and a blissful contrast to the glorious goo created when the meringue sank into the lemon curd underneath it. Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times, 10 Aug. 2022 Use a small offset spatula to smooth lemon curd as evenly as possible. WSJ, 30 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lemon curd was in 1895

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“Lemon curd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20curd. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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