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Easy Lemon Curd

This recipe was my great-grandmother's, but she never measured anything. Fortunately, Mom watched her over the years and finally came up with the measurements.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups


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


  • Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Pour into jars; cool.
  • Store in refrigerator or freezer. Sauce is good on pound cake, muffins, pancakes and waffles.

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  • Gail
    May 22, 2018

    I just made this lemon curd for a tea I am giving. It was amazing and tasted so good and easy to make it. I did double the recipe because I am having 12 ladies over for a birthday tea party. Thanks for the recipe and making it a success and so easy. i will use this many times again.

  • misscoffeepot
    Aug 1, 2017

    really quick! I used it as a dolop in meringue shells- I did not add the zest but is was nice anyway.The texture was a bit thin for me- but I may have wisked the eggs too much. I had not caught the comment that it was more of a sauce, which it is. I was looking for a thicker curd. My remedy was 3-4 tsp corn starch in water added to the mixture and boiled 1 min more. I will use this again, great flavor

  • auntmarianb
    Aug 8, 2013

    I have two lemon trees & am olways lloking for recipes...this one was qick & easy & sooo good...I have made it twice & will make it many times more

  • jeanev
    Mar 17, 2010

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