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Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Lemon curd is a scrumptious spread for scones, biscuits or other baked goods. You can find it in larger grocery stores alongside the jams and jellies or with the baking supplies, but we like making it from scratch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:13 servings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel


  • 1. In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk eggs, sugar and lemon juice until blended. Add butter and lemon peel; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a metal spoon. Transfer to a small bowl; cool 10 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, until cold. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Homemade Lemon Curd

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Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"This was SOOO yummy and easy to make! We ate this with blueberry scones - it was perfect! Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"I made this for a get together and it was amazing! I had invited my boss and he went on and on about how good they were and he doesn't even really like sweets! Nice and tart!"

Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"This was fabulous! It was not difficult at all."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"The recipe was a bit thin for my taste but a tablespoon of cornstarch will fix that. Lovely flavor. Makes a great filling for lemon tassies with whipped cream on top."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"This works well with any recipe that calls for lemon curd. This saves a money and a trip to the supermarket. My family loves it on gingerbread! Thanks to the TOH test kitchen for the recipe!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"Awesome recipe! Delicious and very quick and easy to prepare."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"I am a huge lemon fan, and this lemon curd was fast, easy and delicious."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"A perfect compliment to Taste of Home's British Scones Recipe"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"Lemon curd and scones are such a treat!!!! I was gifted an instant scone mix at Christmas time, so i made SURE i made this to go with! Of course the Lemon curd was the tastiest part! ;)"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"Yes, thanks for this recipe and for the merangue cups recipe. I made the merangue cup recipeand it was a great hit! It was picture perfect and I used lemon pudding because I couldn't find lemon curd and didn't have time to hunt a recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I LOVE LEMON CURD!!! But in the supermarkets near me, it is thank you for this recipe. I will make it TODAY, and tomorrow use it in this recipe for a great Easter dessert.


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