First make the Lemon Curd. You’ll need:  

½ cup fresh lemon juice 

Zest of two lemons  

¼ tsp kosher salt  

¼ lb butter, cut in 8 pieces 

1 ¼ cups sugar  

4 eggs  

Other ingredients you’ll need: 

Whipped cream 

Berries or stone fruit  

  1. Add all ingredients to a quart-size saucepan, leaving eggs for last so that the sugar doesn’t burn them.  
  1. Turn on medium heat and whisk constantly until everything is combined and melted together. Switch to stirring with a wooden spoon. Heat to 170 degrees or if you don’t have a thermometer, until the mixture is thick enough that when you swipe your finger down the back of the spoon, the curd doesn’t run.  
  1. Remove from heat and pour through a sieve into a bowl and let cool until it comes to room temperature.  
  1. Cover and let the mixture cool in the refrigerator. It will continue to thicken.  
  1. Layer lemon curd, whipped cream and berries or stone fruit in your favorite parfait or berry bowls. You can prepare these several hours in advance.  

 

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