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4.72 from 7 votes

Easy Homemade Lemon Curd

This tart and creamy lemon curd is a lemon lover’s dream! It’s tangy and sweet and comes together in minutes. Get ready to top all your favorite foods in luscious, lemony goodness.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Curd
Servings: 1 pint
Calories: 80kcal


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter


  • Combine sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until the mixture is hot, but not yet simmering.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth.
  • Slowly pour some (about 1/3) of the hot sugar mixture into the bowl, whisking constantly.
  • Transfer all of the egg mixture into the saucepan, whisking to combine, over medium heat.
  • Slice the butter into tablespoon-size slices and add into the hot mixture. Stir until butter is melted and mixture thickens.
  • Pour through a mesh sieve into canning jars or a large bowl. Mixture will fill 2 half-pint jars (1 pint total).



Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg