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Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

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. YIELD:24 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Sauce is good on pound cake, muffins, pancakes and waffles. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 113 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 270240
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1106849 15197
Reviewed 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"

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