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Green lemon curd?

My lemon curd turned green. It tasted great and had the perfect consistency but as it was thickening it started to turn slightly green. Has this happened to anyone? Any thoughts on how to correct this?

asked by MaddyBelle over 3 years ago
6 answers 3429 views
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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 3 years ago

In what kind of pot did you make it? If not stainless steel, you've experienced a reaction between the metal and the acid in the lemon juice. In addition to producing an off color, the reaction can potentially be toxic. And yes, this happened to me the first time I ever made lemon curd . . . in an aluminum pot.

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added over 3 years ago

I agree with boulangere, I have made lemon curd thousands of times and the one instance it turned green was with an aluminum pot. I threw it out, which was depressing considering I had just juiced and zested 24 lemons. :(

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 3 years ago

...just in case you hadn't already gotten the point!

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Diana B

Diana B is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

Cynthia = boulangere?

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 3 years ago

Yes, and yes.

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Diana B

Diana B is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

And shouldn't she be "a" trusted source rather than "an" trusted source?