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.
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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.
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.
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!