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Creamy Homemade Lemon Curd

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  • Total Time: 15 minutes


This easy lemon curd recipe is creamy, delicious and so refreshing. Perfect for dessert or breakfast! Ready in under 15 minutes.


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter


  1. Mix the sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until the mixture is hot but not yet boiling.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth.
  3. Slowly pour a little (about 1/3) of the hot sugar mixture into the bowl and whisk continuously.
  4. Transfer all of the egg mixtures into the saucepan, whisking to combine, over medium heat.
  5. Cut the butter into slices the size of a tablespoon and add them to the hot mixture. Stir until the butter melts and thickens the mixture.
  6. Pour through a mesh sieve into canning jars or a large bowl. The mixture will fill 2 half-pint jars (1 pint total).
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Sauces
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 80