Quick and Easy Lemon Curd

Quick and Easy Lemon Curd
  • 10M Total Time

  • 20M Prep Time

  • 6 Ingredients

  • Yield: 12 Servings

Ingredients and Directions


  1. Place eggs, sugar, salt, lemon juice and lemon zest in a saucepan. Whisk until combined, then place over low heat.

  2. Stir constantly, until mixture thickens, about 4-6 minutes. On very low heat, add butter and stir until smooth. Strain lemon curd into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to cool about 10 minutes, then refrigerate overnight.

  3. Serve and refrigerate leftovers up to 3 days.


  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest (about 2 large lemons)
  • ½ cup butter

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