Beck's 6-Minute Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Custard" from Genius Recipes. Do you think this could be made with honey in place of sugar?

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Catherine R. November 23, 2016
I have tried this with honey only and it works just fine. I will say that I did cook it on the stovetop though until it thickened so not sure how it's like in a blender. Also it took longer on the double boiler than when I just used regular sugar.
 
Susan W. September 23, 2014
Chef Google says to sub for one cup sugar, reduce honey by 2 TBS (honey is sweeter), add 1/4 tsp baking soda (it doesn't say why) and reduce other liquid by 3 TBS because honey is more liquid, but in a curd, that part is probably something you can play with.
 
dinner A. November 23, 2016
Honey is somewhat acidic, so the baking soda must be to neutralize it. Acidity would of course not be a problem in a lemon curd, but could affect the texture of some baked goods, although in my experience usually for the better.
 
Kristen M. September 23, 2014
I haven't tried this myself, but I think it's definitely worth a try -- you may just need to adjust the consistency at the end by adding more olive oil, lemon juice, or water.
 
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