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Lemon Curd Recipe

  • Author: Greedy Gourmet
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 x 200ml jars 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Learn how to make the perfect Lemon Curd. This curd is packed with citrusy flavours and has a velvety and creamy texture.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 300g sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 1 large lemon, zest only
  • 150ml lemon juice


  1. Fill a large saucepan with boiling water and place over low heat.
  2. Place a mixing bowl over the saucepan; if the bowl touches the water, tip some of the water out.
  3. Remove the mixing bowl from the top of the saucepan.
  4. Place the eggs in the bowl and whisk until the mixture turns pale.
  5. Tip in the sugar and whisk in until the sugar has dissolved.
  6. Add the butter, lemon zest and juice.
  7. Place the mixing bowl back on top of the saucepan. Whisk constantly until the mixture resembles a thick custard.
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. Pour the curd into sterilized jars using a jam funnel and immediately seal with the lids.
  10. Serve it with whatever you like, but we would serve it on a No Bake Lemon Cheesecake. Enjoy!


  • After the jars are sealed, they are best stored in a cool, dark place.
  • Once the jar is opened, store in the fridge and consume within 1 month. It won’t last that long though!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Preserve
  • Method: Double Boiler
  • Cuisine: British

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