Updated: Aug 1, 2021
Lemon is the best! And lemon curd is even better! This recipe is better than the store bought stuff in a jar. This homemade lemon curd is sweet, tangy, smooth and packs a punch. Smear it on toast, add to a pie, or even eat it with a spoon. it really doesn't get better than this. I will also be sharing my lemon curd ice cream recipe too. It's delicious.
Frequently asked questions
Can I make this in a saucepan?
I would recommend using a double boiler system to make this Lemon curd. Making this directly in a saucepan may cause the lemon curd to burn if cooked too quickly. If you don't have a double boiler, then you can make one by using a saucepan with water with a heatproof bowl on top.
I don't have fresh lemon juice, can I use bottled lemon juice?
Using bottled lemon juice would lead to a metallic tasting lemon curd. So definitely try for fresh lemon juice. I cannot stress that enough.
What can I use my lemon curd with?
Smear on your toast
In Ice cream
To Top a Pavlova
The possibilities are endless. So let's get to making some delicious Lemon curd.
Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Yields 1 cup
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup / 135 grams sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/3 cup/ 80 ml fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter