Homemade Lemon Curd
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk eggs, sugar and lemon juice until blended. Add butter and lemon zest; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a metal spoon. Transfer to a small bowl; cool 10 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
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Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 110 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Aug 11, 2020
Can you use honey instead of sugar and if not could you tell me how many carbs there is. Thank you vicky. P.S love everything Lemon
May 26, 2020
Very easy to make, family loved it! You have this recipe on your small batch canning section but no directions for canning it.... Would love to make a batch.
Apr 12, 2020
Came out perfect. This will be the filling for my Easter dinner carrot cake. So easy to make. Followed directions exactly as written. Thank you.
Mar 31, 2020
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Mar 29, 2020
TIP: Whisk the eggs and sugar together before adding the lemon juice. The lemon juice will cause the egg yolks to coagulate too quickly and you will end up with a bunch of cooked egg in your custard. If you do, just strain the mixture into the bowl before cooling.
Mar 18, 2020
Can this curd be used for lemon meringue pie ?
Mar 2, 2020
I just stumbled upon this and I was looking for a lemon curd to make so I gave it a go and I LOVED IT but next time I will cut back on the amount of sugar I used so simply to make less them 10 minutes anyway it was delicious
Feb 28, 2020
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Feb 15, 2020
This is super easy to make. I did look at at the reviews and I decided to cut down on the sugar as I do not like super sweet. Great lemony taste. Will make this again.
Feb 13, 2020
After making curd for years, the hard way, I tried this not expecting it to be as good but I must say I will make it this way from now on. It is great and easy.