How to Make Easy Lemon Curd – with just 5 Ingredients

Easy Lemon Curd

 

Easy Lemon Curd in a glass jar with a spoon in the jar and cracked egg shell, butter cubes and a tea towel in the background after making easy lemon curd

How to Make Easy Lemon Curd is a super quick and easy recipe to prepare and it’s delicious!. Butter, sugar, lemon juice, egg yolks, lemon zest,  simply mixed and heated ….Voila! Instant sunny happiness.

ingredients to make Easy Lemon Curd in white bowls on a concrete table

 

Dollop on fresh bread, sandwiching cakes, tarts, cupcakes, muffins, crumpets, waffles or cookies. Try mixing with thick Greek yogurt and serving with thin almond biscuits or crumbled amaretti biscuits for a super quick and delicious dessert.

all of the ingredients to make Easy Lemon Curd in a saucepan with a whisk
add the corn flour, sugar, lemon juice and eggs to the pot and stir over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and small bubbles start to appear. Remove from heat and add the butter cubes and lemon zest all at once, then stir until the butter has melted

 

We love to whip up jars of this sunshine for family and friends as it always brings a look of joy and anticipation for its sweet and tangy flavours, ready to be indulged.

Quick test to see if curd is ready for cooling

Once you have finished whisking  the butter into the mixture, dip a spoon into the curd and run your finger through the curd. It should leave a clean line. Curd is then ready to refrigerate and cool down.

testing the Easy Lemon Curd using the back of a spoon with curd on it and a finger swiping a line through the curd
To test if the curd is ready, give the curd a quick stir and then immediately trace a line across the back of the spoon with your finger tip. If the line remains visible as shown the curd is ready – if not return to the heat for another minute then check again

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Easy Lemon Curd in a glass jar with a spoon in the jar and cracked egg shell, butter cubes and a tea towel in the background after making easy lemon curd
Yield: about 1 1/2 cups

How to Make Easy Lemon Curd

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Lemon curd is super quick and easy to prepare. Butter, sugar, lemon juice, egg yolks and lemon zest simply mixed and heated....Voila! Instant sunny happiness.

Ingredients

  • 125 ml fresh lemon juice 4.25 oz
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 large whole eggs, lightly whisked
  • 2 level teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 100 grams butter, chopped into small cubes (4 ounces)
  • 200 grams sugar 7.5oz

Instructions

  • Add juice, sugar, eggs and cornstarch (cornflour) to a small heavy based pot
  • Whisk over medium heat till sugar dissolves - approx 2-3 minutes
  • Whisk until small bubbles appear on surface (do not boil) and immediately remove from heat and whisk in zest and butter till melted
  • At this point ( see above photo) with a spoon give the curd a quick stir and then immediately trace a line across the back of the spoon with your finger tip. If the line remains visible the curd is ready, if it doesn't, continue to stir over low heat for a minute or so longer
  • Pour into a bowl, allow to cool then cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until set (approx 4 hours)

Notes

  • store in the fridge for up to a week
  • you can substitute the lemon juice for lime, orange or grapefruit juice

Nutrition Information

Yield

19 tablespoons

Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Coops exploring the garden by our prolific lemon tree! This tree is magical. It produces lemons absolutely all year round. Sadly we don’t know what variety it is as everyone comments and wants to plant one.

cooper by the lemon tree as a baby

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