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Peel the skin and pith from lemons. Remove membranes and seeds. Chop pulp coarsely. Put the lemon pulp and lemon zest into a large non-reactive pot. Add 5 cups water, 4 cups sugar; scrape seeds from vanilla bean, add to pot along with bean. Heat to a fast boil then reduce to low boil and stir periodically until mixture thickens about 30 – 45 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Transfer to jars; Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temp before serving.
In a medium size saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Remove from the heat, and add the lemon juice. Add the sugar, eggs, and egg yolks to the lemon butter. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients for about 2 minutes. The mixture will look curdled but will smooth out as it cooks. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking vigorously and continuously, until the lemon curd thickens, about 8-15 minutes. Do not let boil. It is finished cooking when it is light yellow and coats the back of a soon. Remove from the heat, and stir in the lemon zest. Transfer to a bowl, and cover by laying a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the curd. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before using.`