Lemon Curd

I just picked these lemons from my lemon tree. I have tons of lemons now, so I decided to make some lemon curd. Lemon curd only takes about ten minutes to make. Its cheaper than store-bought lemon curd too. Here are the ingredients you need to make it:

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter (I used salted butter and it turned out fine, but usually I use unsalted butter.)

Zest and juice the lemons.

Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and eggs in a small saucepan.

Turn on heat to medium-low and add butter. Whisk constantly until butter melts. If you don’t whisk it you’ll get chunks of cooked egg.

Continue whisking until thickened, about five minutes. Store in a glass container in your fridge.

Lemon curd can be used as a filling for layer cakes, a spread for toast or crumpets (which I need to learn how to make) or eaten by the spoonful. It’s also delicious mixed in with homemade yogurt. Enjoy!


5 thoughts on “Lemon Curd

  1. Yum! I love lemon curd! We recently made (almost this exact recipe!) from our very plentiful lemon tree. We ate it as a dessert, a dollop on top of sliced banana and granola. Thanks for the always yummy recipes. 🙂

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