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Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

This easy lemon curd recipe is perfect for breakfast or dessert! It's easy and comes together in under 10 minutes.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $10


  • 3 large large eggs
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup (119ml) fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter diced


  • Place eggs, sugar, salt, juice, and zest in a medium saucepan. Do not put it over the heat yet. Whisk the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Place over low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens, about 4-5 minutes. Turn all the way to low and add the butter. Stir until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and strain into jar(s). Makes just shy of 2 cups.



  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator, about 1 week. You can also store in the freezer.
  • Always use fresh lemons for lemon curd!! They taste the best.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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