Simple Light Lemon Custard

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 8 mins

Great as a dessert topping. Ready in less than 10 minutes. Sinfully rich yet low-calorie compared to most lemon custard/curd.


  1. Combine eggs, lemon rind and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent clumping, until mixture becomes well combined and light yellow.
  3. Add in light margarine and lemon juice, keep whisking and cooking for about 5 minutes.
  4. Set aside, let cool before serving.
  5. Mixture will thicken even more when cold.
  6. Enjoy on top of cakes, pies, fruit, ice cream -- or on its own!
Most Helpful

Despite following the instructions to the letter, it came out like scrambled eggs. I had to run it through a sieve to get anything that resembled custard. The small amount of custard I managed to save tasted pretty good, but there was only enough for one serving. I shan't bother to make this again.

scribbelle July 10, 2016

Wonderful lemon taste. It's a bit tart. So next time I may add more sugar. I will probably try it with splenda. It's so easy to do. Thanks Just Happy! Made for PAC Fall 2011

Boomette October 06, 2011