Lighter Lemon - Lime Curd (No Butter)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins

I love lemon curd or lemon butter as we call it here in Oz but it's quite fattening so I went searching for a lighter version and found this on a website called Bakingsheet. Recipe can easily be increased.


  1. In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, dissolve sugar into lemon juice. Add zest.
  2. Lightly beat egg in a small/medium bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly pour lemon/sugar syrup into the egg. Beat for 2 minutes (only 1 if you're using a mixer), then transfer back into the saucepan.
  3. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until it just starts to bubble at the edges. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Transfer to a small container and store in the fridge.
Most Helpful

You will not miss the butter in this curd recipe. I like this just as well as the recipe I use that calls for butter. I did not add the vanilla because I want to taste all that lemon goodness. This was the perfect amount to fit into the Gerber infant food container, the larger one of the two sizes. I'm sure it will be gone by tomorrow night. Made for Zaar Stars Tag Game

Charlotte J July 25, 2011

This is my first time making curd and I'm thrilled with the end result. It is delicious and I love that it is lower in fat because there is no butter in it. I used this to "save" some leftover lemon cake which was just a tad dry. This made it taste marvelous again. Thx so much **Mandy**!

mums the word February 25, 2011

Fantastic!! Thanks heaps!! Supper Yummy & soooo easy to make :)

Bronzki October 30, 2009