Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is a delightful concoction that perfectly balances the flavors of sweet and tangy, with a burst of lemony goodness. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can use this Lemon Curd to enhance a wide range of desserts, from filling cakes and pastries to creating luscious parfaits.


  • Easy to Make: Lemon Curd is one of those recipes that look and taste fancy but are actually quite simple to prepare. With just a handful of ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can whip up this zesty delight in no time.
  • Deliciously Sweet and Tangy: The sweet, velvety texture combined with the tangy zing of lemons creates a flavor explosion in your mouth. It’s the perfect balance of flavors that will make your taste buds dance.
  • Perfect for Recipes: Lemon Curd is an essential component in many dessert recipes. Whether you’re filling a cake, making tarts, or creating luscious parfaits, this Lemon Curd is the magic ingredient that elevates your creations to a whole new level.
  • Homemade Goodness: There’s something incredibly satisfying about making your own Lemon Curd. It’s a little jar of homemade goodness that adds a personal touch to your desserts.
  • Versatility: Lemon Curd is not limited to just desserts. You can use it as a spread on your morning toast, a dip for fresh fruit, or a topping for ice cream. The possibilities are endless.


  • Egg yolks
  • Sugar
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Stockpot
  • Whisk


  1. In a glass bowl, combine the egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Give it a good mix, ensuring everything is well combined.
  2. Pour this delightful mixture into a stockpot.
  3. Place the stockpot over medium-low heat.
  4. Here comes the fun part – whisk the lemony mixture continuously as it heats up. You want to keep whisking for around 10-15 minutes or until it thickens beautifully.
  5. Once it’s thickened to perfection, remove it from the heat.
  6. Carefully transfer your freshly made Lemon Curd to an airtight container.
  7. Pop it in the refrigerator and let it chill completely. This step is important as it allows the Lemon Curd to set and develop its wonderful flavors.
  8. When it’s perfectly chilled, you can dive in and enjoy the tangy sweetness of your homemade Lemon Curd.


Can I store Lemon Curd for a long time?

Absolutely! Lemon Curd can be refrigerated for up to two weeks in an airtight container. Just make sure to keep it chilled.

Can I freeze Lemon Curd?

While it’s possible, we recommend consuming Lemon Curd within two weeks for the best taste and texture.

What can I use this recipe for?

Lemon Curd is a versatile delight. You can use it in desserts like cakes, tarts, and pastries. It’s also fantastic as a spread, topping, or dip.

Can I adjust the sweetness or tanginess of this recipe?

Certainly! You can tweak the amount of sugar and lemon juice to your liking to find the perfect balance.

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is sweet, tangy, and awesome! It’s so versatile and can be added to so many desserts such as cakes, pastries, parfaits to name a few.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Curd
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • stockpot
  • Whisk


  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • cup lemon juice


  • In a glass bowl, combine egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into a stockpot.
  • Place the stockpot over medium/low heat.
  • Whisk the lemon mixture continuously until it thickens, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Transfer the lemon curd to an airtight container.
  • Chill the lemon curd completely before using.
  • Enjoy your delicious lemon curd!
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In the world of desserts, Lemon Curd is like a ray of sunshine. It’s easy to make, irresistibly sweet and tangy, and adds a burst of flavor to so many dishes. Whether you’re filling a cake or just spreading it on your morning toast, this Lemon Curd will become your new favorite kitchen essential.

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