Easy Lemon Curd

This tangy and sweet lemon curd is quick to whip up the night before serving for the perfect addition to almost any baked good. Offer this lemon curd to friends for a homemade gift from your kitchen.


Prep Time: 10 Mins

Cook Time: 10 Mins

Makes: 12


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)
¼ cup butter


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.

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