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Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 52 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 102
This super easy homemade lemon curd recipe is absolutely delicious and prep-time is only 10 minutes! This super tasty lemon curd spread is very versatile and great way to dress up an assortment of dishes.


  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter (room temp)


  • Create a double boiler by place a saucepan of simmering water over medium to medium-low heat and placing a heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan. Add the egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, juice, and salt into your heatproof bowl and whisk until thoroughly blended. Make sure to constantly whisk to prevent the yolks from curdling. Whisk until the mixture thickens to about the viscosity of a hollandaise sauce, about 10-12 minutes. Once the mixture has reached the desired thickness, remove from the heat.
  • Cut the room temperature butter into pieces and whisk into the curd. Pour the curd into a glass jar or bowl and place a single layer of plastic cling wrap so that is touches the top of the curd. Allow the curd to cool completely before serving.
Calories: 102kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg