Low Carb Meyer Lemon Curd
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 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. This recipe is one to keep in the pantry.
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.
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. If you are not following a low carb diet, real sugar can be substituted in the exact amount.
- In a medium size saucepan gently melt the butter on low heat.
- Once melted remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the meyer lemon juice, sugar alternative (or real sugar), and zests until combined.
- Whisk in the egg yolks and return the pan to the stove with the heat on low.
- 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.)
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!
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, I’d love to see!
How To Make: Low Carb Meyer Lemon Curd
|1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
|1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar Replacement
|1/2 Cup Meyer Lemon Juice
|1/8 Cup Meyer Lemon Zest
|1/8 Cup Lemon Zest
|8 Large Egg Yolks