Fruity lemon curd

    20 min

    This delicious lemon curd is easy to make and will be ready before you know it. Make it ahead of time and use in cakes, tarts or your favourite dessert.


    Dorset, England, UK
    13 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
    • 225g (8 oz) sugar
    • 140g (5 oz) butter
    • 2 eggs

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large saucepan over a medium heat, combine the lemon zest and juice together with the sugar and butter until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat.
    2. In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs and add a ladle of the hot lemon butter mixture. Stir well than add the remainder of the lemon mixture.
    3. Strain the mixture into a clean saucepan and return to the heat. Cook gently and stir frequently until the mixture thickens.
    4. Spoon the lemon curd while hot into sterilised jars to store.

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    Great! It usually thickens a bit more if you put it in the fridge after cooling 29.06.16 I keep coming back to this excellent quick recipe, there is no need to use any other, this is the best! Thank you once again for another brilliant recipe  -  07 May 2015


    I've just made an orange version but mine hasn't thickened much. Will it thicken on cooling?  -  02 Jun 2014


    This recipe is easy to follow and the result is delicious.  -  08 Mar 2018