Easy Lemon Curd

READY IN: 2hrs 6mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

This is a very easy to make lemon curd, I use this on top of cheesecakes or use as a filling between layer cakes. Plan ahead, the curd needs to chill for a minimum of 2 hours or up to 1 week.

Top Review by Heather R.

I use this recipe as a yogurt topping and it's wonderful. I omit the butter but would include it for other uses.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan whisk together lemon juice, zest, sugar and eggs.
  2. Stir in butter and cook over medium-low heat whisking vigorously and continuously until the curd is thick enough to hold a ripple mark when the whisk is lifted from the curd and the first bubbles appear on the surface (this should take about 6-7 minutes).
  3. Transfer to a bowl then cover the curd using plastic wrap spread directly over the curd.
  4. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before using or up to 1 week.

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