Lemon-Olive Oil Custard

Ready in 10 minutes, this thick, creamy custard makes for a stunningly-simple dessert.

Ingredients:
3 eggs, at room temperature
½ cup sugar
½ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons lemon zest
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup high-quality olive oil

Method:
1. Place all ingredients except for the olive oil in a blender or food processor.

2. Turn the blender on to its highest setting and process for 4 minutes. While continuing to run on high speed, pour in the olive oil and blend well.

3. Transfer mixture to a double boiler (or bowl set over gently-simmering water in a pot) on the stove top, and stir until custard begins to thicken, about 4-5 minutes.

4. Custard can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for longer storage; try it topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and additional lemon zest, or served alongside fresh sugar cookies.

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