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Lemon Curd Recipe

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Learn how to make quick, easy lemon curd recipe with only 4 ingredients. It's sweet with a subtle tartness and can be used as fillings, toppings, spreads.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade curd
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 Cups
Calories 1001
Author Abeer Rizvi


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


  • Zest and juice all the lemons.
  • Add lemon juice, lemon zest, butter, sugar and egg yolks in a nonstick saucepan.
  • Cook at medium heat, while constantly whisking until the mixture thickens. This takes about 10 minutes.
  • Add lemon extract and a couple of drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour it in a jar and let it cool down.
  • Once the curd has fully cooled down, store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


  • Read my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 


Calories: 1001kcal | Carbohydrates: 121g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 610mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 105g | Vitamin A: 2115IU | Vitamin C: 114.5mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2.5mg