29 March 2013

Easy hostess gift: Weck jar + homemade lemon curd

I am not always the best at remembering hostess gifts, but they are the perfect way to show appreciation for your host aside from bringing a salad or a side. An easy hostess gift for Easter is homemade lemon curd presented in a pretty glass jar tied with a ribbon. For those of you who have never made lemon curd before, it really could not be any simpler.

Key to a great lemon curd:

  • use freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • use organic sugar (finer than granulated sugar)
  • continuous stirring
  • low consistent heat

I rely on Martha Stewart for her Lemon Curd recipe, but I am certain there are other great ones out there too.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

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