Meyer Lemon Curd + Tart Recipe


Today I'm excited to share with you a brand new (and seriously yummy-looking) cookbook (and a recipe from it) by Canadian magazine stylist, story producer and organic farmer Heather Cameron from the Missing Goat Farm.  I've been lucky enough to taste Heather's most delicious (and I'm not just saying that), rhubarb pie that she made for Janis and I a few years back (see here). And so I was really anticipating her new book, Farm-Fresh Recipes from the Missing Goat Farm which is filled with over a 100 recipes organized by season, and what I think would be a beautiful addition to any cookbook collection.  The recipes are inspiring using fresh, in-season ingredients that I think will soon become some of my own family's favourites. The book is available through cicobooks.com and amazon and ships internationally.





Along with hosting a giveaway here on the blog today, Heather is sharing two of her signature recipes with us, a beautiful Meyer Lemon Curd and a Meringue Tart recipe to go with it. I've also created a printable lemon curd label set  in case you wish to gift them.  The curd recipe and book would be a nice gift to give for Mother's Day (perhaps)? Check out the recipes below, and be sure to enter to win a copy in the comments (they'll ship worldwide)!.  We'll pick a winner Monday!  Good luck!


MEYER LEMON CURD
If you love lemon, you will make this recipe and then send me a handwritten note saying thank you sweet lady for introducing me to Lemon Curd. You are welcome. Now go for a jog.

Makes about 4 jars

5 eggs
1 1⁄2 cups (300 g) granulated sugar
1 1⁄2 cups (360 ml) fresh Meyer lemon juice (available winter to spring)
1 1⁄2 cups (375 g) unsalted butter, cubed
1⁄4 teaspoon salt


1 Place the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice in a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler use a large bowl on top of a large saucepan and hold the pan in place with an oven mitt on. Whisk until smooth and continue whisking for about 5–7 minutes, until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the cubed butter and salt. Stir until it melts. Voila!

2 At this point you can grab a spoon and enjoy, or ladle into jars to keep in the fridge for a few weeks. You can also let cool completely in the fridge and then use it in a pie or tart (opposite).

NOTE: I have tried making this with regular lemons, but found it is not as good. Meyer lemons are sweeter and have less bite. If you do use regular lemons, then you may want to add an extra ¼ cup (50 g) sugar.

Click here to print the labels.  And get the Meringue tart recipe after the jump!





MERINGUE TARTS
Now that you are in love with the previous recipe for Lemon Curd, you will make these tarts and then send me a note saying I am wicked as you have just eaten three of them—it’s OK … I did too!

Makes 4 tarts
1 jar (1 pint) Meyer Lemon Curd (see opposite) for filling

For the meringue:
4 egg whites (general rule of thumb for meringue is 1 egg white to 1⁄4 cup (50 g) sugar)
1 cup (200 g) superfine (caster) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (see page 129)

For the crumb crust:
1 1⁄4 cups (125 g) graham cracker (digestive biscuit) crumbs
1⁄4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
1⁄4 cup (60 g) butter, melted

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4.

2 Beat the egg whites in a stand mixer or with a hand-held electric whisk until they begin to firm up. Slowly start to add the sugar. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides. Keep beating for about 15 minutes until the egg whites are firm and can stand up on their own and the sugar has dissolved completely. Fold in the vanilla extract.

3 Mix the crumb crust ingredients together in a bowl. Press the mixture firmly into individual, lined muffin pans or a pie plate—I used parchment (greaseproof) paper, because if you haven't noticed yet, I use it a lot.

4 Bake the crust in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Let the shells cool completely and then spoon in your lemon curd filling.

5 Pile the meringue high as you can on top of the lemon curd—simply because it's fun and looks very cool.

6 Bake the tarts in the oven for another 10 minutes, but keep your eye on them, so the meringue doesn't over-brown. Let cool and then devour.



Farm Fresh Recipes
by Heather Cameron
Photo credit: Photography by Heather Cameron, Kim Christie, and Janis Nicolay

Visit Heather's blog at heathercameronstylist.blogspot.ca

Note - this giveaway has ended.  The winner is:
Meghan Silva said...
The recipes look delicious and oh how I'd love to win that cookbook.


Meghan Silva's Blog
 
 

Jan Halvarson

98 comments:

lamina@do a bit said...

Yum! They look so delicious and the book looks totally fab! :)


laminag(at)hotmail(dot)com

Susanne said...

Wonderful recipes! I would love that book. But where do you get these Meyer lemons, if your not from Canada, but fx from Denmark?? I only know one kind of lemon.

xo Susanne

Hannah Sanders said...

Love citrus sweets!

Hildy Schwarz said...

These look delicious. Can't wait to try then at home.

Dale said...

This looks delicious!

mackeyda at gmail

TaTëR said...

mmm...I will try the meringue tarts!
tatifdezlanas (at) gmail

Liz said...

Amazing! They look great!

Brittan said...

mmm, I love lemon curd! and meringue!
the book looks lovely!

Kel said...

this looks delicious!

Wendy said...

it looks nom nom nom!

ro-grammie said...

wow wow wow
I love lemon curd! that cook book looks like a very fun read!

Eligonma said...

Looks delicious! I would love to win the cookbook! Thank you.

Martha-Anne said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win. The recipes look fantastic! Thank you!

the homesteady said...

this cookbook looks awesome! thanks for the great giveaway jan xoxo

Johanna said...

Oooooh how I love lemons! They just smell like pure summer! The cookbook looks lovely. Thanks so much!

Jenny said...

That looks delicious. I definitely will have to try this recipe. Thanks!

Carol said...

The book looks lovely and the dessert looks amazing! I love that it is individual servings instead of one big tart.

Akamatra said...

My hubby will be thrilled I've stumbled into your recipe today! Thanks for sharing! Amazing giveaway too!

Lucy said...

Looks amazing! And nothing is better than farm fresh seasonal recipes for the summer.

Emily said...

Agreed- amazing! I will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for the chance to win, too!

Amanda V. said...

I would absolutely love to have a copy of this cookbook to add to my ever-expanding collection!

Rebecca Deczynski said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Kelly J. R. said...

The cookbook sounds delicious! I'm looking forward to summer and being able to pull fresh goodies out of my garden.

kjramstack at yahoo dot com

Brenda B said...

Beautiful book from a fellow Canadian. Can't wait to read it!

Cinnamon and Thyme said...

Beautiful photos and lovely dessert :).

knit by nat said...

These look divine!

Thanks for the chance.

Colleen said...

ooolalalala! i love lemons!

thanks for sharing!

Svetlana said...

Looks delicious! I'm always on the lookout for recipes with simple ingredients.

Anonymous said...

those look delicious! i would love a copy!

ashley said...

oh my goodness. this looks delicious.

Peggy said...

Heaven in a jar! I LOVE lemon curd and have made it for years using the regular lemons with a smidge more sugar... and key lime curd. TO DIE FOR!!! (my boys always called it lemon crud when they were little....)

Love the presentation of using the parchment paper... definitely going to do that this weekend. I think it will be the perfect ending for a meal of spring greens salad, homemade pasta w/ roasted chicken and freshly baked baguettes. Now I need to make a trip to get the necessary ingredients! Thank you for sharing!!

Ellie said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! Those tarts look delicious! I can't for summer, when I go back home, so I can try this recipe out.

Beespeaker said...

I have been craving lemon curd, so it is my cosmic destiny to make this awesome recipe!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the giveaway, it looks delicious !
pascalic at free.fr

Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

Well both recipes look utterly delicious, even dangerous. I'd most likely eat the whole batch myself!

laura redburn // cardboardcities said...

oh my, these look DELICIOUS!

GalloGirl said...

Mmmm, lemon desserts are my favorite! Looks like a fabulous cookbook. :)

Candied Fabrics said...

MMMM this looks fabulous! ANd I am one of the lucky people who has a prolific Meyer lemon tree in their backyard - I've got abou 20 cups of juice frozen in the freezer...I see a lot of curd in my future!

Ann Martin said...

Everything lemon is my favorite kind of dessert. I'm gonna have to try these gorgeous tarts. Would love to make a chance to win the book.

Steph Reed said...

This recipe could not have come at a better time! I have Meyer lemons sitting that need to be used & now I have Saturday morning plans. The cookbook looks lovely too & I'd love the chance to work my way through it.

melanie miller said...

I can't tell you how excited I am for these printables! I've got two generous Meyer trees that give all year. I make curd in large batches several times a year and gift to all. These will be awesome! Going to try the recipe above tonight. Would love to win the giveaway. I'm a city girl gone country...
Thanks for the goodies!

Emily said...

I would love to win this book! It looks fabulous :)

Kath @ skuttlejacket . com said...

count me in!

Jenn said...

Yum! I love using Meyer lemons. Makes such a difference, so much sweeter. I like to make Meyer lemon curd then fold it into buttercream and use it as filling for macarons. Thanks for sharing the tags. They're adorable!

krissy said...

Looks delicious! The book looks great, too.

Unknown said...

Delicious!!! I am thinking of making that for my wedding favors!
Sara

lyndsay said...

those look insanely good... and i love the little meyer lemon curd labels, jan! all so cute! ^__^

Laura said...

I love lemon desserts!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kimm said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Absolutely love lemon curd and will definitely try this recipe!

Lauren said...

Looks yummy! I love the liners.

Rosie said...

mmm love me some lemon curd! The book looks delish, too!

Amy Walters said...

I go ga-ga over anything lemon....especially creamy lemon curd. Mmm...mouth-watering as I type. Thanks for sharing, Jan!

Dagmar said...

would love to win a copy of Heather's book..Love the pyrex "friendship" bowl the strawberries are in..such a sweet happy look❤

Jan Halvarson said...

Susanne - you can use regular lemons also.

Anonymous said...

So love Meyer lemons and the idea of bottling their sunshiny goodness! Please include me in the drawing!

Jan Halvarson said...

Anon's don't forget to leave a contact!

Thanks!

Radana said...

The book looks lovely :-)

theashtonalternative said...

That lemon curd looks delish!!
I'd love to have a copy of the beautiful book too

Leslie-Anne said...

So beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Janine at Rustic Kitchen said...

A luscious recipe and a delicious-looking book. My fingers are crossed!

mamatkins said...

I love lemons! Would love to win, mamatkins@hotmail.com

Udenie Madanayake said...

Thanks for women like Heather for taking that creative leadership to show that we are more than fans of big box stores and pre-cook food isle. I shop locally and I support local produce makers . There is nothing like that you know your apple cider is pressed just a few minutes away from home :o) I will definitely try this recipe and oh, that book cover makes me fall in love with life all over again...good luck Heather and thanks Poppytalk for sharing this..love,Udenie

marissa said...

seems like life is giving us lemons left and right... yes, please!

windycindy said...

My husband and I share a love of cookbooks and cooking...The meringue
tarts look lovely and delicious!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lori E said...

My mouth is just watering. I wondered what the difference between Meyer and regular lemons was.
I would love a copy.
It is so great to support our local entrepreneurs. And so nice to be able to enter a giveaway that is open to Canadians.

brittany said...

What an exciting giveaway and I'm looking forward to trying out the curd recipe for Mother's Day!

abbey said...

this looks so delicious!

Meghan Silva said...

The recipes look delicious and oh how I'd love to win that cookbook.

meghansilvablog@gmail.com

Meghan Silva's Blog

Dorydee said...

I would love to have a piece of that pie, and why not the book too!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the link to the rhubarb pie recipe (my rhubarb is showing) and the lemon curd recipe! Would love to win a copy of this delicious cookbook.

Anonymous said...

oops - anonymous, that would be me.

eemdickson@gmail.com

This Little Daisy said...

This books looks wonderful! I would ~love~ to try some (all) of the recipes!

leahmnagel@gmail.com

Rebecca G. said...

Oh fantastic! I have my own meyer lemon tree!! I've got my eye on this recipe book.

Sarah said...

What a lovely book with an amazing cover, colourful pictures and easy to follow recipes.It makes me want to open turn the pages and get cooking and try the others.Thank you
for the lemon curd recipe.

Rose said...

This looks like my kind of recipe book.Good reading and great eating.

Sabrina said...

The recipes look amazing!!! Would love to win a copy of the book!!!!

sabrinalauzon13@gmail.com

AnnaVallance said...

That looks so good! Would love a copy of Heather's book. Thank you for the chance to win!

Carol said...

I love lemon curd!!! And, any cookbook with a chicken on the cover must be awesome!

Jan Halvarson said...

Just another reminder for everyone to leave contact info with their entries/comments. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Lemons


Theresa@notyourrunofthemill.com

hobosandhightops said...

Looks lovely and great pics of the tarts!

michellelikesslugs@gmail.com

Connie Singer said...

Lovely recipes can't wait to try! Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

i would love a copy of your book

Mary K said...

yum, lemony. book looks beautiful.

Zachary Tg said...

These recipes look positively delicious — so fresh and inspiring.

Kelly Cocoa Beach, Florida said...

I love anything with lemons ! This recipe looks delicious, perfect for scones or on anything! I can't wait to try it! The cookbook looks like it is filled with fresh and yummy recipes. Thank you for sharing.

lloyd langston said...

Great alternative to Key Lime Pie. Especially good with seafood.

auntiejenni said...

i hoped to find a really true delicious meyer lemon curd....as opposed to the regular lemon curd and i believe i've found love here. thank you so much for sharing both of these delightful recipes. can hardly wait to try them. thank you for the generous giveaway. i've heard a lot already about this book.



RoseNoisettes said...

That looks delicious!

Unknown said...

I would love to get a copy of Heather's book. *fingers crossed*

Allison

Susan said...

Heather is local and it would be great to have a copy of her beautiful looking book. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed :)

L said...

This looks like a lovely book. I hope I win!

Jill said...

That looks seriously delicious!

Diana said...

Yum! Would love to win the book, as I just these sound delicious!

gioia murray said...

I love lemon curd and must try both of these recipes, just have to wait until my day off! Absolutely scrumptious looking. With labels for jars I might just have to make more to give to friend and spread the word about it!

Would love a copy of the book.

JRoz said...

Poppytalk and Heather's blog A Day in the Country are 2 of my favs. The book looks amazing and would be an honourable addition to my collection :)Thx for the chance!

laundryetc said...

Is there any lemon zest in there too? The curd has some specs in it that look like it could be zest!

Amy Lopez said...

It is 1 am here and there is nothing in my fridge. Do you know my feeling when I see these delicious foods :(

Instagram