Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade lemon curd is great in desserts, on a slice of toast or as a pancake topping! Follow this easy & fast recipe to get creamy, sweet & sour perfect.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Servings: 1 Jar (400g/14oz)
Calories: 339
Author: Julia



  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk the eggs, freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar until combined.
  • Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water. Throw in the butter and whisk constantly until it has thickened. This will take about 10 minutes (on low-medium heat).
  • Cover the surface of the curd with cling film, let it cool down a bit before transferring to the fridge. Once chilled completely, pour/spoon into a glass jar and cover with a lid. Keep in the fridge.


The curd will continue to thicken in the fridge so once it has yogurt-like consistency remove it from the heat (see Step 2).
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Lemon Curd
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 257mg86%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 900IU18%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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