5 from 4 votes

Lemon Curd Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Learn how to make quick and easy lemon curd recipe with only 4 ingredients. It's sweet with a subtle tartness and has many uses in desserts like fillings, toppings, spreads.

Servings: 2 Cups
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 1001 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 4 Lemons Large
  • 5 Egg yolks
  • ½ cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp Lemon extract Optional
  • Yellow food coloring Optional


  1. Zest and juice all the lemons.
  2. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, butter, sugar and egg yolks in a nonstick saucepan.

  3. Cook at medium heat, while constantly whisking until the mixture thickens. This takes about 10 minutes.

  4. Add lemon extract and a couple of drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour it in a jar and let it cool down.
  6. Once the curd has fully cooled down, store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Lemon Curd Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1001 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 33g165%
Cholesterol 610mg203%
Sodium 432mg18%
Potassium 347mg10%
Carbohydrates 121g40%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 105g117%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 2115IU42%
Vitamin C 114.5mg139%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.