Lemon Curd


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Lemon Curd is sweet, tangy and bursting with zesty flavor.  This lemon-y treat is made with 3 ingredients and of course, lemons! Try using this delicious recipe for your next lemon meringue pie inspired dessert!

When life hands you lemons, make lemon curd! This delicious spread/filling is surprisingly easy to make from scratch. Sweet-tart and buttery, you’ll find this is the best lemon curd recipe you’ve ever tasted.

Glass jar with lemon curd in it sitting on a wooden cutting board with a spoon in front of it.

What is Lemon Curd?

Lemon curd is a pudding that can be used in place of jam, or in desserts. In addition to fresh lemons, ingredients for this easy recipe are three staple items that you probably already have in your kitchen: sugar, eggs and butter. That’s it!

Lemon Curd Uses: It is typically stored in glass jam jars, where it can be easily spooned out and slathered on biscuits or toast. But don’t stop there! Lemon curd filling is the perfect basis for many desserts.

This list goes on. Once you learn how simple it is to make it, you’ll never want to buy canned lemon pie filling ever again!

Four square of lemon curd being prepared.

How to Make Lemon Curd

Making this simple recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and takes hardly no time at all! Be sure to continuously whisk it to keep it from burning.

  1. Juice and zest lemons.
  2. Whisk all ingredients together in a saucepan and heat until thickened.
  3. Transfer to a bowl or jar, and cool.

If you want to serve it fresh, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Fresh Lemon Curd

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This easy lemon curd is made from fresh lemons and perfect in so many summer desserts!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter

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Instructions

  1. Whisk lemon juice, sugar, eggs and zest.
  2. Add to a saucepan with butter and cook over medium-low heat whisking continuously until mixture thickens.
  3. Pour curd into a bowl and top with plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate and cool completely.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 271, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 123mg, Sodium: 167mg, Potassium: 62mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 11.8%, Vitamin C: 15.1%, Calcium: 1.7%, Iron: 2.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Lemon Curd

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This easy lemon curd recipe is a deliciously zesty dessert. Whether served on its' own, as a jam, or a topping on ice cream it is absolutely delicious! #spendwithpennies #lemoncurd #dessert #lemonmeringuepie #4ingredients #easydessert

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