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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is delicious when it’s homemade! This is an easy recipe for dessert spread that’s great on biscuits, bread, and other desserts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Lemon Curd, Easy Lemon Curd, Lemon Curd, Lemon filling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 531kcal
Author Jen


  • 3 Lemons
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter softened
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/8 tsp Salt


  • Remove the zest from the lemons (be careful to avoid the with pith).
  • Add zest to the sugar and stir to combine.
  • Juice the lemons and set the juice aside.
  • Beat butter in a bowl.
  • Add the lemon/sugar mixture to butter and cream together.
  • Add the eggs, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Mix until blended.
  • Transfer mixture into a pan and cook over low heat stirring constantly until thickened (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.


If kept well in the fridge, you can expect your lemon curd to stay good for as long as 3-4 weeks.


Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 961IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg