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Easy lemon curd recipe

Lemon Curd

This easy lemon curd recipe is the BEST! It's great on just about everything!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords lemon curd
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large lemons zested and juiced (a little over 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine lemon zest and sugar. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant.
  2. Put the lemon zest and sugar mixture, lemon juice, egg yolks, and butter in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir until combined. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the butter melts and the mixture thickens, about 12-15 minutes. The lemon curd will continue to thicken as it cools.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and pour lemon curd into a jar or glass bowl. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly against the curd so it is airtight. Cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator. Again, the curd will thicken up after it is completely cooled.
  4. Note-Lemon curd will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Curd
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.