Lemon Custard: A Tart and Creamy Treat
Lemon custard is a classic dessert that combines the tangy flavor of lemon with the richness of the custard. It’s a versatile dish that can be served on its own or used as a filling for pies, tarts, and other pastries. This recipe will show you how to make a delicious lemon custard that’s sure to please your taste buds.
|Egg yolks||4 large|
|Granulated sugar||1/2 cup|
|Whole milk||1 1/2 cups|
|Heavy cream||1/2 cup|
|Fresh lemon juice||1/4 cup|
|Lemon zest||1 teaspoon|
|Unsalted butter||1 tablespoon|
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually whisk in the milk and cream. Cook the mixture over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until it thickens and begins to boil about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter.
- Pour the custard through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean bowl. This will remove any lumps or bits of cooked egg.
- Pour the custard into a container and press plastic wrap directly onto the surface to prevent skin from forming. Refrigerate the custard until chilled, at least 2 hours.
- Serve the custard chilled, topped with fresh berries or a sprinkle of powdered sugar if desired. Enjoy!
- If you want to use the custard as a filling for pies, tarts, or in pastries like a lemon tart or lemon meringue pie, this recipe will make enough custard to fill a 9-inch pie or tart.
- The recipe makes about 2 cups of custard.
- To make it gluten-free, be sure to use cornstarch instead of flour.
Lemon custard is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Its sweet and tangy flavor makes it a hit with both kids and adults, and it’s versatile enough to be used in a variety of desserts. Give this recipe a try and see for yourself how delicious lemon custard can be.