Perfect Lemon Curd

Perfect Lemon Curd

A traditional lemon curd with a delightfully tangy, sweet, and creamy texture. Delicious spread on scones or used to fill pastries and tarts.

Ten minutes for preparation

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

15 minutes in total

12 servings

What Is the Duration of Lemon Curd?

The homemade lemon curd should keep for approximately a month if kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Is Lemon Curd Freezer Friendly?

Lemon curd does freeze fairly nicely. The curd can be frozen for up to a year. Before you need to use it, let it thaw in the refrigerator for about twenty-four houre

Ingredients for Perfect Lemon Curd

  1. One-fourth cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  2. Half a cup of white sugar
  3. ½ cup diced unsalted butter
  4. Three big eggs
  5. One tablespoon of finely chopped lemon peel


  • In a 2-quart saucepan, mix together lemon juice, sugar, butter, eggs, and lemon zest.
  • Stirring frequently to keep the eggs from curdling, cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the mixture begins to grow thick and bubbles start to rise to the surface.
  • Take the saucepan off of the burner, then move the curd into a big basin. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap to keep a skin from forming. As it cools, the curd will get even thicker. Place in the fridge.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

138 Calories

14g Carbs

and 9g Fat

Two grams of protein

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