Urban Influences-Lemon Curd Recipe

2011 May

Urban Influences-Lemon Curd Recipe

by Louis Gervais / In Recipes

The colour of sunshine, a refreshing blend of sweet and tart– lemon just may be the perfect summer dessert.

Chef Louis’ lemon curd recipe is a versatile dessert that has many different uses; filling for a sweet dough tartlet, served over fresh berries or with a berry shortcake as a nice alternative to whipping cream.

Chef Louis’ Lemon Curd Recipe


  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut in small cubes


  1. In a double boiler over medium-high heat combine egg yolks and sugar
  2. Whisk vigorously for 1 minute
  3. Add lemon juice and zest
  4. Whisk vigorously for additional 1 minute
  5. Lower heat to low and stir constantly until mixture thickens
    *do not let mixture get too hot or eggs will scramble
  6. Once thickened remove from heat and allow to cool
  7. Lemon curd may be stored in the fridge for up to 10 days

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Louis Gervais

Louis Gervais is the award winning Executive Chef of Louis Gervais Fine Foods. His dynamic personality, passion for fine cuisine, and high standards are evident in every aspect of his business. Find Louis Gervais on Google.

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