Coconut-Lemon Curd (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Lightly Sweetened)

Believe it or not, I was inspired to make this lovely, luscious lemon curd because of a song. A little jingle I wrote, actually, while skiing a couple weekends ago. You see, I got a ukulele for Christmas, and she’s (her name is Lele) the BEST THING EVER! I cannot stop strumming and this campfire-y song came to me that I call Lemon Curd (The Pie Song). It’s not quite an ode to pie, but of course it has food references 😉 After singing about lemon curd I got a huge craving for some, so I made a batch! 

This curd is different from most recipes in that it’s very lightly sweetened. In fact, I checked our well-worn Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook and their lemon curd recipe has one cup of sugar! The beauty of lemon is in its sweet-tartness, so I decided to preserve that by using 1/4 cup of local honey and some coconut milk to make it taste lovely without being sickly sweet. This recipe is also dairy-free and Paleo-friendly!

Enjoy this Coconut-Lemon Curd with gingerbread cake, as a filling for lemon squares, or drizzled over fresh berries. Stay tuned for a delicious all-natural lemony energy bite recipe coming up using this too! 

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes snapshot of the photo shoot! Clarabelle was very interested. 🙂

Coconut-Lemon Curd (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Lightly Sweetened)
Perfectly creamy and sweet-tart, serve Coconut-Lemon Curd with gingerbread cake, use it to fill lemon squares, or drizzle it over fresh berries!
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  1. 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  2. Zest of one lemon
  3. 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  4. 1/4 cup local, unpasteurized honey
  5. 6 pasture-raised egg yolks
  6. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  7. Pinch sea salt
  1. Heat lemon juice and zest, coconut milk, honey, and salt in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Whisk in beaten egg yolks slowly and consistently.
  3. Turn up heat and whisk mixture constantly until it thickens. Don't let it boil!
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in coconut oil.
  5. Let cool and refrigerate in a covered glass mason jar.
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