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Lemon Curd

I make this for traditional English tea. My guests are so impressed and are amazed how delicious it is!—Gloria Costes, West Hills, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest


  • In the top of a double boiler over boiling water, melt butter. Stir in sugar, eggs, lemon juice and zest. Cook over simmering water for 1 hour or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Pour into containers. Store in the refrigerator. Spread over scones, biscuits or toast.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 142 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • kimbojones
    Aug 2, 2013

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  • 2124arizona
    Jul 16, 2012

    This recipe comes in handy for a recipe that call for lemon curd. It saves on the expense and hassle of going to the store. We all love it on gingerbread! Thanks for the recipe!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 16, 2012

    This come in handy when a recipe calls for lemon curd. It saves on the expense of having to go to the store for it. The kids love it. Thanks for the recipe!