Homemade Lemon Curd in a jar
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Lemon Curd

An easy, 5-ingredients, homemade Lemon Curd that takes just 10 minutes to make. Tart, sweet, and refreshing, it’s perfect for spreading over pancakes, waffles, and scones just to name a few. You’ll be smacking your lips for days.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 tablespoons
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Trang


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice (about 2 to 2 1/2 lemons)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 oz unsalted butter - cubed


  • Wash all the lemons thoroughly and zest 2 lemons for 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.
  • Juice 2 to 2 1/2 lemons depending on their size for 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  • Add zest and sugar to a medium sauce pan and mix with a whisk to release the lemon oil.
  • Add egg and lemon juice and stir over medium low heat.
  • When the mixture is thoroughly mixed, add the butter to the pan.
  • Continue cooking and stirring constantly until the curd thickens, after about 6 -7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large measuring cup for smoother texture.
  • Transfer to jars and and allow to cool completely before refrigerating.


Depending on your stove heat level, the cook time may vary. When in doubt, err on the lower heat level to avoid overcooking the egg.


Serving: 45g | Calories: 108kcal