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Lemon Curd

An easy recipe for homemade lemon curd. A perfect addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon


  • 4 Tb unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 C lemon juice freshly squeezed (roughly 1-2 lemons)
  • 4 large egg yolks


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Remove the pan from heat, whisking in sugar, zest and lemon juice. Add the yolks to pan, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  • Return pan to medium-low heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens or coats the back of a wooden spoon. 
  • Immediately press mixture through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressed to the surface, or transfer to a smaller storage container. Cool to room temperature and then store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 


Recipe yields roughly 1 cup.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel