Lemon Curd (an easy recipe)

Lemon Curd (an easy recipe)


  • 1 cup (200g) granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 125g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • lemon zest (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer, about 2 min. Slowly add the eggs and yolks. Beat for 1 min. Mix in the lemon juice. The mixture will look curdled, but it will smooth out as it cooks.
  2. Place mixture into a medium sized pot and on low heat mix until it starts to thicken.
  3. Increase the temperature slightly to a medium and keep mixing with a silicone spatula so as to mix well and get into every side of the pot so the mixture doesn’t overcook. This will take you about 10-15 minutes.
  4. You will know that the curd is ready when you can draw a line across the spatula with your finger and the curd is fixed.
  5. Place into a jar and let it cool, lid on so that it doesn’t form a crust!