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Lemon Curd

This Lemon Curd is a simple, sweet, tart and creamy recipe. Made with five ingredients in about fifteen minutes, this is the easiest recipe out there!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon curd, lemon curd recipe, lemon dessert, lemon recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 206kcal


  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 whisk


  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup salted butter cut into pats


  • In a small saucepan, whisk lemon juice, lemon zest, granulated sugar and eggs together.
  • Place pot over medium low heat and add in butter pieces. Whisk continuously for 7-10 minutes until lemon curd thickens but before it starts to boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour into jars. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.


RECIPE NOTE: Be sure to use a whisk that reaches all the way into the corners of the pot you're using to prevent the eggs from cooking/scorching in those corners, giving you lumps. I have found a flat whisk works great for this!
Based off a lemon curd recipe from Allrecipes.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg