Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders



  • 3 large egg yolks,
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tbs sugar
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces


  • Combine yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine.
  • Over medium heat, stir constantly with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook until mixture is thick enough to coat back of wooden spoon, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove saucepan from heat. Add butter, a few pieces at a time, stirring until consistency is smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to serving container. Let cool. Refrigerate for about an hour or until chilled.


(This recipe makes about 8 oz.)