Easy Homemade Delicious Lemon Curd

Posted on Apr 2, 2013

Homemade Lemon Curd

A little something that’s easy to whip up to beat those post-Easter blues, homemade lemon curd. There is something so lovely about the flavour of lemon, its zingy and fresh and goes almost perfectly with anything, sweet or savoury. I had an abundance of lemons the other day and had to think what to do with them. My partner was due home from sea and one of his favourite things is lemon curd. He buys it by the bucket load and piles it high up on everything from toast to oatcakes.

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lemon curd with a scone and butter


So as a small surprise for him, I decided to give homemade lemon curd a go.


a jar of lemon curd with 3 lemons


There are hundreds of recipes around on the Internet but I found this cut out in a scrapbook I keep of recipes. Please don’t tell me I am the only one that does that? For some reason I come across recipes or ideas in magazines cut them out and place them in my scrapbook, some I try and others, a bit like this one I kind of forget about until a particular fancy strikes me.

So that is how I came across this recipe, as a cut out from some supermarket magazine from who knows how long ago!


a jar of lemon curd


So on to business, this lemon curd is creamy tasting while still nice and well sorry for using this word again but zingy!


lemon curd with a bowl of lemons



a jar of lemon curd

Lemon Curd

Homemade lemon curd, smooth, sweet and creamy with a lovely lemony bite.
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Course: Jams / Sauces
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 1 Liter (approx 60 tablespoons)
Calories: 31kcal
Author: Emma


  • 3 unwaxed lemons
  • 200 grams caster sugar ((1 cup))
  • 115 grams Unsalted butter - diced ((1 stick))
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks


  • Grate the rind of the three lemons into a medium sized heatproof bowl.
  • Then juice the lemons and add the juice into the bowl.
  • Set the bowl over a pan of warm water and add the sugar and butter. Gently stir until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted.
  • Mix the eggs and the egg yolks together.
  • Add the eggs to the mix through a sieve. This is important to do, as it will take out any of the unwanted egg membrane and give you a smoother mixture.
  • Whisk the mixture over a medium heat until it starts to thicken.
  • Keep stirring until the mixture sticks to your spoon. You will get the feel for when it is done.
  • Pour the warm lemon curd into a warm sterilised jar and seal while still warm, and allow to fully cool down.
  • This can be stored in a dark cupboard unopened for up to 1 month. Once opened it must be refrigerated and eaten within 10 days.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Curd
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 31 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3.6g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 0.4g 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. This looks amazing. I can’t wait to try making it. Then I’ll use it in my jam tarts, and on my homemade bread. Yummy!

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  2. I am obsessed with lemon, there’s nothing better! This lemon curd looks scrumptious!

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    • Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by. The lemon curd was lovely, like you I too love lemon as a flavour its so versatile and goes so well with so many things.

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  3. Just catching up with my blog reading and saw this post, yum! I love anything lemon and never really thought of giving home made lemon curd a go but I will now it looks delicious 🙂

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    • Hi Leanne, its so simple to make if you love lemon you’ll love this and it goes great with cake as well 🙂

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  4. I love lemond curd, its one of my favorites! I love how versatile it is. Thanks for posting the recipe, and love how you canned it in those mason jars with that pretty fabric. Very shabby chic!

    It’s funny, I also save lots of recipes. I have 3 binders full of recipes, divided by categories. Anything I found that I liked, or modified and liked, or created myself goes into the binders in protective sheet covers. I have notes written all over the recipes. It’s not a scrapbook per say, but a collection that one day I hope to put into a nice printed cookbook to pass down to my daughters.

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    • Hi Jenny, Thanks for your lovely comments. I think an awful lot of us collect recipes in folders, binders and scrapbooks I think if you love to cook its just something you can’t help yourself from doing. Its fun sometimes going through them and finding something that you haven’t thought about for years and making it, its good for finding inspiration when no other ideas are at hand. Thanks again Jenny 🙂

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