Lemon Curd Recipe

Lemon Curd Recipe

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Region British
This is a lovely quick lemon curd recipe. It is gloriously yellow and has a rich sweetness to it.


  • 4 Unwaxed lemons (zest and juice)
  • 150g Sugar
  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Egg Yolk


Ensure that you use unwaxed lemons with this recipe and when zesting the lemons just take the first layer off. You do not want any of the bitter pith that is just beneath the yellowy skin


Step 1
Put the finely zested lemon zest and juice, sugar and cold cubed butter, into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, please ensure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir regularly with a whisk until the butter has melted.
Step 2
Very lightly whisk the eggs and egg yolk together, then stir into the lemon mixture. Let the curd cook, stirring regularly, for about 10-15 minutes, until it is thick and a custard consistency. Be careful not to cook too long or it will turn eggy.
Step 3
Remove from the heat and stir occasionally as it cools. Pour into sterilised jars and seal. The curd will keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.