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Lemon Curd Recipe

Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

This Lemon Curd or Lemon Butter, is bursting with lemon citrus goodness. Easy to make and so tasty! Smooth, creamy, tangy, yet sweet. Perfect breakfast treat on toast, waffles, scones, pancakes and more.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine English
Keyword lemon curd recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Peter's Food Adventures


  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 oz /125g butter cubed
  • 4 unwaxed lemons juiced approx ⅔ cup of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons zest from lemons


  • Whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar. Place in a saucepan on medium-low heat.
  • Add the cubed butter and slowly heat until it melts, constantly stirring. Stir in the lemon zest.
  • Add the lemon juice in a slow stream, constantly stirring using a whisk or spoon. Cook stirring constantly for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Lemon curd will thicken as it cools. Strain the lemon curd to remove lemon zest pieces (optional)
  • Once cools, pour into sterilized jars and keep in refrigerator until ready to use.