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Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Lemon Curd Recipe

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe is made with fresh lemon zest, and can be used pretty much on anything! It is ready in less than 20 minutes, and perfect to utilize on tarts!
Course Dessert, Sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Curd Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings of about 1/4 cup each
Calories 303kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt optional


  • Place a pot filled halfway with water over medium heat. Once the water starts simmering, place on top of a metal bowl, to create a double boiler.
  • Add all the ingredients to the metal bowl and stir to combine.
  • Whisk constantly until mixture thickens and reaches 160 degrees, or coats the back of a spoon.
  • Once done, transfer the lemon curd into heatproof glass containers and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cold.
  • It can be stored in the fridge for about 2 weeks.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.6mg