Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

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Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe
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Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

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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. —James Schend, Taste of Home Book Editor
MAKES:
13 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
13 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.
Originally published as Lemon Curd in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p12

  • 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.
Originally published as Lemon Curd in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p12

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Rebecca User ID: 9235389 271926
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2017

"Question... How long will lemon curd keep for in the fridge? Also can I heat up my canning jars and place the lemon curd inside to get a nice seal?"

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ahtinahw User ID: 1972893 91597
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

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

ahtinahw"

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suepete13 User ID: 2400866 54067
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"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."

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IslandWife User ID: 6007790 226402
Reviewed May. 16, 2015

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

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puccini User ID: 1061033 215048
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!"

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mtuttle User ID: 3205485 34166
Reviewed May. 9, 2014

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

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Kattassah User ID: 4077637 54167
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."

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 106620
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!"

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adaleio3 User ID: 5803237 34162
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

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

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marshelle User ID: 204090 101433
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

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

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