Luscious Lemon Curd

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Recipe Baroness

Got this recipe from an English friend of mine. This lemon spread is wonderful on scone or toast, and muffins. I have made it for several years as some of my Christmas gifts. I have never deviated from this recipe, and it's so good and rich!

Top Review by BecR2400

Oh my is this good!!! I used Myer lemons and reduced the sugar ever so slightly. Thanks for a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and egg yolks in a medium sized pan.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice gradually and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of your spoon and registers 168 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  3. Do not let this mixture boil.
  4. Remove mixture from the heat, and wisk until it is slightly cooled.
  5. Stir in the butter and grated lemon zest.
  6. Cool completely and place in jars for yourself and gift giving.

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