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Lemon Curd Recipe

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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.
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 CakeWhiz


  • 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