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Low Carb Meyer Lemon Curd

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Last Updated on September 30, 2021

This low carb, Keto Meyer Lemon Curd is the salvation of citrus season. Ok that might be a bit much, but as someone who loves lemon curd, and who also follows a low carb diet this made me very happy. With a few simple steps you can have the sweet citrusy tang of lemon curd and all that can be made with it.

A white plate with a smear of meyer lemon curd topped with fresh berries and candied meyer lemon slices. It is surrounded by ivory linen and containers of lemon curd and candied lemons.

The Inspiration…


I have always loved lemon curd and lemon desserts. At the beginning of the year, some food blogger friends of mine were hosting a collaboration to make a healthy dessert to share. As citrus season had just begun I decided to celebrate by making a Yogurt Panna Cotta With Meyer Lemon Curd. It’s a healthy, zingy, creamy, beautiful, and bright dessert featuring one of my favorites, meyer lemons.

A pottery bowl filled with meyer lemons.

The Ingredients…


The star of this recipe is the meyer lemon. Did you know that meyer lemons are a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange? They have a smooth soft, soft skin which is edible, in a bright orangey yellow hue like that of a fresh egg yolk. They are sweeter than lemons and their juice isn’t as tart which makes them an excellent choice for desserts.

This recipe combines the juice and zest of the meyer lemon with some additional zest from a traditional lemon, to add a little more zing. The other ingredients are fresh egg yolks and a granulated sugar alternative.

A white plate with a smear of meyer lemon curd topped with fresh berries and candied meyer lemon slices. It is surrounded by ivory linen and containers of lemon curd.

The Steps…


  1. In a medium size saucepan gently melt the butter on low heat.
  2. Once melted remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the meyer lemon juice, sugar alternative, and zests until combined.
  3. Whisk in the egg yolks and return the pan to the stove with the heat on low.
  4. Whisk continually until the curd has thickened, but is looser than the finished curd consistency. (It will thicken more once it cools and even more so once refrigerated.)

The Results…


This low carb Meyer Lemon Curd has a deliciously sweet and luscious citrus flavor with none of the calories or carbs of the traditional. I’m always amazed at how by simply substituting the sugar in a recipe you can cut out so many of the carbs and calories. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner.

It is delicious served alongside berries, topping your favorite scone, or used in lemon desserts. Here it is in my Yogurt Panna Cotta With Meyer Lemon Curd… the inspiration for this recipe!

A stemless wine glass sitting on a distressed mirror table, filled with yogurt panna cotta and meyer lemon curd. It is garnished with a candied lemon slice and surrounded by meyer lemons.

If you make this Meyer Lemon Curd be sure to leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you. And if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!


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Meyer Lemon Curd

This low carb, Keto Meyer Lemon Curd recipe is the salvation of citrus season. In just a few simple steps you can have the sweet citrusy tang of lemon curd without the carbs or sugar.

  • Author: Joanna Revers
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 Cups 1x
  • Category: Jams & Spreads
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: British

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 Cup Of Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Of Granulated Sugar Replacement (or sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup Of Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 Cup Of Meyer Lemon Zest
  • 1/8 Cup Of Lemon Zest
  • 6 Egg Yolks

Instructions

  1. In a medium size saucepan gently melt the butter on low heat.
  2. Once melted remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the meyer lemon juice, sugar alternative, and zests until combined.
  3. Whisk in the egg yolks and return the pan to the stove with the heat on low.
  4. Whisk continually until the curd has thickened, but is looser than the finished curd consistency. (It will thicken more once it cools and even more so once refrigerated.)

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbs.
  • Calories: 97

Keywords: meyer lemon, curd, keto, sugar-free, low carb,

A white plate with a smear of meyer lemon curd topped with fresh berries and candied meyer lemon slices. It is surrounded by ivory linen.

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