Homemade Lemon Curd
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk eggs, sugar and lemon juice until blended. Add butter and lemon zest; 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.
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Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 110 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Jul 23, 2019
This lemon curd is so much tastier than store bought! I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make. Just made it for the second time today
Feb 27, 2019
I wanted to make lime curd without butter for my daughter, who is allergic to dairy. Your recipe had the most helpful information, so I gave it a try. I used organic limes, to avoid any pesticide residue on the zest, and substituted coconut oil for the butter. I also used a thermometer and cooked the curd to 165 degrees before removing it from heat. It turned out fantastic, rich and creamy!! I mostly wanted to use it to flavor homemade yogurt, but it's so good that I'm looking for other ways to eat it, besides licking it off the spoon! (I would include a picture if I could, because one drop of green food coloring made it the most beautiful shade of spring green!)
Oct 16, 2018
Excellent and easy to make. After occasionally purchasing lemon curd, I decided to try making it and wished I had done it sooner! I get lots of compliments and requests for this recipe. I also tell them to check out this site!
Feb 11, 2018
Everyone said "Make your own lemon curd. It's so easy." It is. Really. And delicious! I used very ripe, local lemons.
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?
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
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.
May 16, 2015
This was SOOO yummy and easy to make! We ate this with blueberry scones - it was perfect! Thanks for sharing!
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!
May 9, 2014
This was fabulous! It was not difficult at all.