Perfectly Perfect Lemon Curd

lemon curd in bowl

5 from 7 reviews

Make a perfectly smooth, creamy, decadent-yet-refreshing lemon curd -- and then use it in some amazing dessert recipes.

Of course, you can just eat it all on its own too.




  1. Zest 3 of your lemons, and juice all 4 into a bowl with your sugar and salt.
  2. Whisk the eggs into the sugar mixture, a little at a time, until fully incorporated.
  3. Get a heavy-based pan going over low heat with your butter, sugar-lemon-egg mixture, and stir continuously with a silicone whisk or wooden spoon until the mixture is incorporated and melted. This will take 8-10 minutes upon which time the mixture will be thick and custard-like.
  4. Get an electric hand mixer, immersion blender, or blender, and after allowing the mixture to cool for five minutes, start the blending/whisking on the lowest speed for 60 seconds until perfectly smooth. (Alternatively, you can just keep beating the mixture with your spoon).
  5. Allow to cool and then transfer to clean jars.


Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Keywords: lemons, lemon zest, eggs, egg yolks, butter, sugar, desserts