How to Make Lemon Curd

curd Perfect for filling tarts, cakes, and cookies – lemon curd can be served with scones or can be simply enjoyed on toast as well. Uncurdled lemon curd is a luscious treat that tastes absolutely delicious. Use it in dessert recipes or simply as a snack or for breakfast, you’ll love the cool, satiny texture of the curd anyways. Here’s an easy and simple recipe to make your own lemon curd at home. Just follow the steps mentioned below to whip up the curd in no time.

Lemon curd is made with fresh lemon juice, sugar, butter, and eggs. The mixture is gently cooked until thickened. The gentle heating is required in order to prevent curdling of the curd. It makes for a yummy filling for tarts, cakes, and cookies. Another simple yet great way to enjoy lemon curd is with a piece of gingerbread or a slice of pound cake.

The ingredients that you’ll need to make homemade lemon curd include 3 eggs (beaten), 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest, and 1/4 cup of butter. This recipe will make about 1½ cups of lemon curd.


Step 1: Whisk the butter and sugar together until well incorporated.

Step 2: Add the eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest, and stir until well blended.

Step 3: Pour the mixture in a pan and heat it on stovetop. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the mixture comes to a simmer or a low boil. Make sure that you stir the lemon curd during cooking in order to prevent burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Step 4: Allow the curd to cool completely.

Step 5: Store the lemon curd in covered glass jar and refrigerate until ready to use.


1. Begin stirring the mixture with a whisk initially. Once the curd starts thickening, you must use a spoon to stir the mixture.
2. Cook over medium or medium-low heat so that the curd doesn’t curdle.
3. Cook the lemon curd mixture until it s thick enough to just coat a spoon.


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