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lemon curd

Lemon Curd

With a zingy burst of freshness, this LEMON CURD  is the last bite of summer that you wouldn’t want to miss. Made with just 7 very simple ingredients, you can put this bright creamy curd on top of any dessert and BAM! An instant summer favorite! The best part about this is that you can enjoy making this recipe yourself with just a few quick, and easy steps!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword lemon bar, Lemon curd, lemon tart
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 32 - 35 tbsps.
Calories 68kcal
Author Imma


  • Medium saucepan 
  • large mixing bowl 
  • Whisk 
  • Plastic wrap 


  •  ½ - ¾ cup (120 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3-4 lemons , for the juice and the zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter , at room temperature 
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 large egg yolks , at room temperature 


  • In a medium saucepan, combine lemon juice and zest, sugar, salt and butter
  • Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, and butter melted. Set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and egg yolks until blended. Temper the egg mixture by adding a little of the butter mixture to the eggs. You do not want to cook the eggs.  
  • Return tempered egg mixture to saucepan, and place over low heat. Whisk constantly until mixture thickens to a pudding-like consistency; do not let it boil, or the lemon curd will curdle. Remove from heat and continue to stir to stop the cooking.
  • Transfer the lemon curd to a bowl. Cover the surface with plastic wrap, and let it cool for at least an hour.


  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg