Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

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Indulge your senses in the bright and tangy world of homemade goodness with our Easy Lemon Curd recipe. Bursting with zesty flavors and velvety smoothness, this recipe takes just a handful of simple ingredients and turns them into a jar of sunshine that’s as versatile as it is delicious.

Imagine the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness, captured in a golden concoction. With just three large eggs, a cup of sugar, and the juice of about two lemons, you’re on your way to creating a vibrant burst of flavor that’s perfect for spreading, filling, or simply savoring by the spoonful.

As you whisk the ingredients together, the magic begins. The mixture transforms into a luscious lemon-infused liquid that’s as captivating to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. But the true secret lies in the cubes of butter and the tablespoon of grated lemon peel that you gently fold in. The butter adds a luxurious richness while the lemon peel intensifies the citrusy aroma, creating a sensory experience that’s hard to resist.

With each dollop and drizzle, you’ll find countless ways to enjoy this Lemon Curd. Spread it over freshly baked scones for an afternoon tea treat, use it as a sumptuous cake filling, or simply dip your spoon for an instant burst of sunshine on even the cloudiest of days.

So, whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, our Easy Lemon Curd recipe invites you to create a little jar of happiness that’s not only a delight to make but a joy to savor. Get ready to elevate your culinary creations with the magic of lemons and a touch of homemade wonder.

Try these other sweet recipes: Luscious Lemon Squares, Easy Chocolate Ice Cream or Salted-Caramel Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.


Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe – Lemon curd is a delicious condiment for scones, biscuits or other baked goods.

  • Author: Taste of Home
  • Prep Time: :20
  • Total Time: 2:00
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Stovetop


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  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel


  1. In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk eggs, sugar and lemon juice until blended. Add butter and lemon peel; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a metal spoon. Transfer to a small bowl; cool 10 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
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