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Jars of lemon curd on table with flowers.

Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

Homemade Easy Lemon Curd Recipe made packed full of lemon juice and lemon zest. Perfect lemon spread for breads and desserts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Servings 3 Cups
Author Jenn


  • 1 Cup (200 g) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ Cup (125 ml) Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 10 Tbsp (150 g) Unsalted Butter


  • Place your fresh lemon zest and sugar into a food processor or blender and pulse until fine.
  • Whisk your sugar and zest with the eggs and lemon juice.
  • Place butter in saucepan and heat until liquid on medium low.
  • Pour in your lemon egg mixture.Stir slowly with a wooden spoon until it just starts to bubble and thicken.
  • Cook long enough it begins to coat the back of the spoon.
  • Immediately remove from heat and strain through a sieve into a medium sized bowl.
  • Place plastic wrap directly onto curd to prevent a thick skin from forming while chilling.
  • Let chill for 1-2 hrs to thicken.
  • Transfer to glass container with lid and store in the fridge.