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keeping lemon curd

agrodolce Mar 17, 2005 08:43 PM

Is there a way to keep lemon curd once made, w/o refrigeration until opened? I've seen jars of it in stores, but don't know how to accomplish it on a home scale and without preservatives etc.
Also, I always eat up my lemon curd before I can investigate the advice that curd kept longer than a few days gets a metallic taste.
Any thoughts or info greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    Judith RE: agrodolce Mar 18, 2005 05:16 AM

    Freeze it. I do.

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      dixieday RE: agrodolce Mar 18, 2005 08:19 AM

      I don't know if you could put the lemon curd in preserving jars as you would jam--the high percentage of butter/eggs in homemade curd makes me wonder about keeping it at room temp, even sealed. However, I'd love to know your lemon curd recipe. Am always seeking an ever-better lemon curd recipe! thanks!

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        Caitlin McGrath RE: agrodolce Mar 18, 2005 11:15 AM

        The commercial jarred lemon curds are preserved with pressure canning. With homemade, refrigeration and freezing are really the only options, I think, as the curd isn't appropriate for water bath canning.

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