Friday, November 6, 2015

Handmade Holidays 2015 {Blog Hop}

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The Gift:
I'm excited to be part of this year's Handmade Holidays blog hop! I've participated in the past and have always enjoyed it. You can see some handmade gift ideas I've previously shared here.

When it comes to the holidays, generally I've got gifts for family taken care of. What I generally have the hardest time deciding on is gifts for our neighbors and church family. Last year, I opted for Salted Caramel Sauce in a mason jar. Yum! 

This year, I'll probably go for another edible gift, like this Lemon Curd:
I love to package it up in little mason jars - because, really, who doesn't love mason jars?

This Lemon Curd is eggless, gluten free, delicious, and easy to make. (Bonus - you can easily make this vegan by using vegan butter.)

Is the word "curd" difficult for you to swallow? (Pun intended.) That's okay - just call it Lemon Topping or Lemon Sauce!

Here's what you'll need:
Most Lemon Curd recipes are complicated and easy to mess up - those eggs can make it tricky! I love the simplicity of my one dish, egg free Lemon Curd. Just toss it all in a saucepan or pot and cook over medium heat until it has started thickening. (Be sure to stir or whisk it so it doesn't boil or burn.)
Once the Lemon Curd has thickened, pour it into some small canning jars. (Or, if you are like me and need to "test" it first, pour it straight on some fresh-from-the-oven scones.)

For neighbor gifts, just pair it with a bag of scone mix:
I used Solid Pink Sorbet baker's twine from The Twinery to decorate my Lemon Curd mason jar and bag of scone mix.
Don't worry if scones aren't your (or your neighbor's) thing. Lemon Curd is delicious many ways: on ice cream, mixed in to some plain yogurt, on (or in) crêpes, on pancakes, spread on toast...or you can just eat it straight out of that cute little jar. 

Thanks for stopping by today - and happy holidays!
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27 comments:

Maria said...

Great job!!

Nikki C said...

All i have to say is YUMMY and yes I love those mini mason jars

Cathy Homan said...

Now you have me! I love lemon curd - so now I have to try your recipe instead of buying it! Thanks for the idea and the recipe!

Anita said...

Yummy, so pretty too Tifany. Hugs, Anita

MARISELA PEREZ said...

Esa cuajada de limón debe estar sabrosa y es linda por fuera también!!! Gracias por la inspiración

Amy C said...

Yummy Lemon Curd recipe, Tifany!! It would be a great neighbor gift. I will be making cookies for our neighbors this year, packaged on pretty Christmas plates that I scored a deal on at a yard sale last month. Thanks for sharing!!

L J Dogsmom said...

I agree, Who doesn't love mason jars? That lacy label will also look good on candle gifts.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

that sounds so good. thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Jean Bullock said...

Sounds and looks yummy. Love the gift packaging too.

madisonznana said...

I would love to try this recipe and use for gifts.

TracyM #6773 said...

THANK YOU for sharing your TASTY recipe and SWEET gift idea!!!
Great idea to include the scone mix along with it!!!
... I have many memories of making this with my Grandmother, along with the challenge of using eggs => THANK YOU for the memories too :)

Cindy Feagle said...

Oh yum, this sounds so good! This would be great to make for friends at work. Thanks for sharing.

Виктория Юрьевна said...


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tallulah1 said...

Fun gift idea Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a great prize! Janelle R

Jen said...

I SOOOO Have to try this recipe! I've made Lemon Curd with egg several times and it usually turns out perfectly, but the last time I made it it never set up. It was more a sauce than the thicker curd I was used to. still tasted great but... well anyway, thanks for sharing your recipe!

Linda Storey said...

What a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. Do you also have the caramel recipe close by? My email if you don't mind sharing, lindamalostorey@gmail.com, thanks

dragonswing said...

Sounds yummy!!!!

Cathleen Yahn said...

Thank you, this looks yummielicious

petunia670 said...

So pinning this recipe it sounds pucker- up perfect!

vinita jain said...

Mmmmmmm, yum yum! Love this recipe, great gifting idea! Thanks for sharing!

barbara macaskill said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY! I love all things lemon and this sounds like a great recipe to try!!! Great packaging also!! TFS!

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Yum, lemon curd is a favorite in my house! Tfs Patricia B

Sue D said...

Mmmm--this sounds yummy!

karen sabin said...

Yummy!

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Arianna Barbara said...

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Arianna Barbara said...

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