Lemon Curd

  • Preparation 10 MIN
    Cooking 5 MIN
    Cooling 3 H
  • Makes 375 ml (1 1/2 cups)



  1. In a saucepan, off the heat, combine quickly the sugar, eggs, egg yolks, and lemon zest with a whisk until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a whisk, until the mixture thickens or until a candy thermometer reads 76 °C (170 °F), about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain immediately.
  3. Add the butter and stir until melted. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the curd. Let cool and refrigerate for about 3 hours or until completely chilled.


For a thicker curd, stir in an additional 30 to 60 ml (2 tablespoons to ¼ cup) of butter.

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Nutrition Facts

For 30 ml (2 tablespoons)

Content % Daily Value
Calories 105  
Total Fat 5.4 g  
Saturated Fat 3 g  
Sodium (salt) 12 mg  
Carbohydrates 13 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 2 g