Homemade Lemon Curd

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The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and allergy season is well underway, LOL Spring is also the season of pastel colors, and everything lemon! Maybe it’s the bright color of the rind, or the tart scent, but there is just something happy and uplifting about lemons. One of my favorite lemon treats is Homemade Lemon Curd…..

lemon curd in a large glass jar with a spoon inside and two lemons sitting on a striped napkin in the background

You may recognize this Homemade Lemon Curd from my Lemon Curd Tarts that I posted over a year ago….where does the time go? 😉

puff pastry shells filled with lemon curd and sprinkled with powdered sugar sitting on a wood background with an empty jar of lemon curd in the background

This sweet and tart Homemade Lemon Curd is perfect as a filling for pastries and cakes, and quite delicious as a spread for your morning toast or English muffin. Best of all, it’s not difficult to make.

How to make Homemade Lemon Curd:

Bring 1 -inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and sugar in a large stainless steel bowl {or double boiler} and whisk together…..

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Place bowl on top of boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally until thickened…..

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Mixture will be ready when it coats the backside of a spoon, and leaves a tunnel when you run your finger through it…..

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It takes about 5 to 7 minutes, and looks thicker in person. Remove from heat and whisk in butter…..

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Continue whisking until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into a sealed container and chill in the refrigerator.

Your Homemade Lemon Curd will thicken as it cools, and turns into the most luscious treat your can imagine…okay, maybe I exaggerated just a little bit. 😉

A spoonful of delicious Homemade Lemon Curd with lemons sitting on a striped napkin in the background

Just try not to eat the entire batch with a spoon….I dare you! 😉

more delicious lemon recipes:

Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls

Lemon Curd Tarts – shown above

Lemon Cookies

Paleo Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Meringue Pie Bites

Enjoy!!

lemon curd in a large glass jar with a spoon inside and two lemons sitting on a striped napkin in the background

Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd is a sweet and tart treat that is is perfect as a filling, or as a spread for your morning toast!
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Course: Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: lemon, eggs, recipe, condiment, dessert, homemade
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks discard egg whites
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Bring 1 -inch of water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and sugar in a large stainless steel bowl, or double boiler.
  • Place over boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally until mixture thicken and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in butter, whisking until thoroughly melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Pour lemon curd into a sealed container and place in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 26mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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