Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd
This lemon curd is smooth, sweet, and tangy with little bits of lemon zest to make your mouth happy. It’s wonderful for cupcake filling, waffle topping, or cookie dipping.
Lemon Curd
Actually, the sky’s the limit on the possibilities! Plus, it’s not difficult to make, using only three ingredients. For the highly rewarding finished product, this simple lemon curd is well worth a little effort!
Lemon Curd Recipe
Give it a try!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Recipe
Start by removing the zest from 2 lemons to make 2 tablespoons, and then squeezing their juice. to get ½ cup .
Lemon Curd Recipe
Separate 6 egg yolks.
Lemon Curd
Whisk in 1 cup granulated sugar and ½ cup fresh lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons).
Lemon Curd
Place in a double boiler set to medium heat, and cook whisking constantly.
Lemon Curd Recipe
Just as it begins to thicken, add 2 tablespoons lemon zest (approximately 2 lemons), and continue cooking a few minutes more. Do not boil.
Lemon Curd
Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely. It will thicken as it cools. That’s all there is to it!
Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe
Once it’s completely cool, either refrigerate or use it however your heart desires.
Lemon Curd Recipe
It’s fresh and lemony and oh-so-delicious!

Free Printable Recipe for Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice approximately 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest approximately 2 lemons

Instructions

  • In a bowl, over a double boiler set to medium heat, cook all ingredients, whisking constantly. Cook until just before boiling. Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely. Refrigerate, or use immediately.

Notes

This recipe yields about 2 cups of lemon curd.