Lemon Curd Recipe

This is recipe I start with for lemon curd.


But because I’m me and I like tart, so I make it to suit my own taste.


  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • lemon zest for at least a whole lemon


  1. Start boiling water in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler you can make it directly in a sauce pan on the stove top, but you have to keep the temperature low and stir constantly, otherwise the curd will burn or you will get a lot of lumps.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice.
  3. Place over double boiler and stir until the mixture thickens.
  4. Mix in the zest.
  5. Stir in butter until it is incorporated – basically it melts into the hot mixture.
  6. But it in a container with a lid and put it in the refridgerator.

I prefer the curd after it’s been sitting overnight. The butter has a chance to really extract the flavor from the zest. Otherwise, I don’t think it’s lemony enough. YMMV.



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