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Homemade lemon curd in a jar with a spoon, half lemons in the background.
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5 from 11 votes

Homemade Lemon Curd

You can make this delicious tangy and silky lemon curd with only 4 ingredients!  You can use it in tarts, cookies, cakes, etc.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 380 grams (1 and ½ cups)
Calories: 1168kcal
Author: Meymi


  • 3 large eggs
  • 105 g (½ cup) sugar
  • 80 ml 80g or (⅓ cup) freshly squeezed lemon juice, sieved
  • 75 g (⅓ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  • Put the lemon zest, sugar in medium heat proof bowl and mix. Add in the lemon juice and eggs and whisk to combine.
  • Place a saucepan -which is large enough to hold the heat proof bowl- over med-high heat, filled with 2 inches (5 cm) water. Once the water simmers, reduce the heat to medium heat,and put the bowl over the saucepan. Whisk continuously and gently for a creamy texture and even cooking.
  • When the mixture is thick-almost in 8-10 minutes, take it from the heat and add the butter and mix well.
  • Sieve the curd into a clean bowl. Immediately cover with plastic film by lightly pressing the lemon curd, so the plastic film can touch the curd when covered and prevent a skin forming on top. Store in the fridge.  You can keep in the fridge up to a week.


The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.


Calories: 1168kcal