An easy recipe for Homemade Lemon Curd- whip up this classic filling in just a few minutes, and be wowed by the bright, tangy citrus flavor and the buttery richness.  Delicious on scones, or as a filling for tarts or cakes, and it makes a great homemade gift too!  

This lemon curd was a cinch to make and the flavor was so bomb! I'll be giving little jars as gifts this Christmas ;)

Happy Friday everyone!  Before I dive into the post I just want to ask a quick favor.  I’ve got a chance to be on the Today Show!

They’re looking for fresh culinary talent and I’ve tossed my hat into the ring.  As you probably already know, I’ve done a bunch of appearances on my local Fox station, and this is my chance to take it to the next level!  Do I have the chops to be on national tv?  I sure hope so!  You can help me get there by voting me up.  Just click here to see my entry page, and right at the top left corner there’s a little speech bubble.  Just click it to cast your vote!  I’m so grateful for it!

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And now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the good stuff.

This lemon curd was a cinch to make and the flavor was so bomb! I'll be giving little jars as gifts this Christmas ;)

Lemon curd, baby.  Am I right?  Is it not like the best thing ever?  I love it so much, I don’t know what’s wrong with me that it’s taken this long to finally post a recipe.

If you’ve never had it before, boy are you in for  a treat.  So lemony, so bright, and zingy.  It’s perfect on scones or biscuits, layered in a trifle or tart, or even just eaten straight from the jar with a spoon.  I may or may not have done that.  A few times.  Ok a lot!

The best thing about this recipe, in my opinion, is the richness.  It’s got the most incredible satiny texture.  The butteriness lingers on your tongue, carrying with it all that floral, citrusy flavor.  It’s to-die-for!  I just can’t get enough of this stuff!

This lemon curd was a cinch to make and the flavor was so bomb! I'll be giving little jars as gifts this Christmas ;)

The second best thing about it is how easy it is to make.  It’s basically a dump and stir situation, with a little bit of heat added to tighten things up.  Just put all the ingredients in a bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water.  Whisk it every now and then, until all the butter melts and it gets hot.  You’ll notice it gets thicker, almost the consistency of yogurt.  It will thicken even more as it cools in the fridge.

You will love having a jar of this around.  Especially at this time of year, when fresh berries are coming into season.  There’s just so many things you can do with it.  I’ll be showing you several over the coming weeks.

And definitely think about gifting a jar or two.  Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive a delicious homemade treat like this!?

Thanks again for voting, guys!  I owe ya big!

This lemon curd was a cinch to make and the flavor was so bomb! I'll be giving little jars as gifts this Christmas ;)

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Homemade Lemon Curd
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

An easy recipe for Homemade Lemon Curd- whip up this classic filling in just a few minutes, and be wowed by the bright, tangy citrus flavor and the buttery richness. Delicious on scones, or as a filling for tarts or cakes, and it makes a great homemade gift too!


Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: curd, Lemon
Servings: 16 ounces (approx)
Calories: 99 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (juice of 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces
Instructions
  1. Place the eggs, yolks, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water, and add the butter.
  3. Cook, whisking continuously, until thickened. The mixture should be about the consistency of yogurt.
  4. Place a fine mesh strainer over a heat-safe bowl, and pour the mixture through.
  5. Press waxed paper or plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the curd, to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate. Lemon curd will continue to thicken as it chills.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Lemon Curd
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.4%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This lemon curd was a cinch to make and the flavor was so bomb! I'll be giving little jars as gifts this Christmas ;)