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How to Make Homemade Lemon Curd

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Lemon curd goes great on EVERYTHING. Scones, biscuits, toast, cupcakes, donuts, everythingggg. You’ll want to make a lemon curd batch to give to friends and family!

Top all the things with this deliciously thick and creamy lemon curd! Lemon curd is the easiest thing to make!

We just got back from Iceland on Saturday and what an incredible country. I cannot wait to share with you all everything we did. I hoped you guys were able to follow along on Snapchat and Instagram, though! I’m going to be blogging about how we spent our five days in Iceland and our entire itinerary! Iceland is a place you need to add to your bucket list. It’s a stunner!

We are both now sick as dogs, though. I ended up coming down with a sore throat, fever, and cough the second to last day we were there and traveling like that was MISERABLE. My fever broke on Saturday night but I sort of lost my voice (I sound like I smoke 20 packs a day) and of course now Jason caught what I have. I hope it’s not an endless cycle and we both get better soon. It’s no fun to be sick in the summertime!

Speaking of which..let’s talk about temperature/climate change like woah. Iceland was like 50’s and barely in the mid 60’s and DC is like walking into a tropical rainforest and suffocating. Haha, it’s CRAZY how humid it is here!!

Top all the things with this deliciously thick and creamy lemon curd! Lemon curd is the easiest thing to make!

You guys. This lemon curd (okay, every time I try to type curd, I end up typing crud..which this lemon curd is DEFINITELY not) is so unbelievably good. You need to love lemons to love this recipe because well, it’s SUPER lemony. It’s packed full of lemon flavor and it’s ultra thick and creamy. I literally ate this by the spoonful when this was done.

I didn’t realize lemon curd was that easy to make either! It’s a keeper :)

Top all the things with this deliciously thick and creamy lemon curd! Lemon curd is the easiest thing to make!

Top all the things with this deliciously thick and creamy lemon curd! Lemon curd is the easiest thing to make!

How to Make Homemade Lemon Curd

Top all the things with this deliciously thick and creamy lemon curd! Lemon curd is the easiest thing to make!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 2 1/5 Liter Glass Weck Jars
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Ingredients 

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Instructions

  • Place the egg yolks into a heat-proof bowl and beat vigorously for 1 minute. Add sugar and beat for another minute. Add the lemon juice and zest and stir to incorporate.
  • Place bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure that the bowl isn't touching the water. Cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens. This can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Once mixture has thickened, stir in the butter one piece at a time, stirrig until each piece is nearly completely melted before adding another one.
  • Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a storage container or another bowl. Let cool for a bit (30-45 minutes) then press plastic wrap onto the top of the lemon curd to make sure there is no 'skin' that develops. Put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • This will keep in the fridge for 7-10 days.

Notes

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Jam
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make curd, lemon
Recipe Rating




Angeline Kueh

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

Dear Julie,

Can I know what is the measurement for 12 tbsp of unsalted butter in gram.

Thank q.

Julie

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

According to Google, I think it's 165 grams.

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

Saturday 11th of June 2016

Ugh traveling while sick is the absolute worst!! Iceland is on my bucket list, cannot wait to see your post on it. A good lemon curd recipe is perfect to have, so versatile.

Lady A. Janet

Thursday 9th of June 2016

This looks sumptuous and fascinating. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I can't wait to try it out with my friends over here. Brilliant post, kudos!!!

Julie

Thursday 9th of June 2016

I hope you enjoy it!

Bree

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

Oh thank you so for this! I love love love ANYTHING lemon! And curd? Oh my! Definitely trying this on Saturday! Feel better!!!

Julie

Thursday 9th of June 2016

Thank you!

Charlie Ralph

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

Can I use meyer lemons with this recipe?

Julie

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

Yes! That would be delicious :)