The Best Ever Citrus Curd

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by katii

This is the most rich curd you will ever taste! The balance of sweet and tart is perfect. Prepare for lemony perfection...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 58 cup lemon juice
  • 2 large oranges, zest of
  • 5 tablespoons butter, diced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 -2 egg yolk (this will make the curd really thick, more like jam or butter than the usual custard texture) (optional)


  1. Put the zest, butter, sugar and juice in a heatproof metal bowl.
  2. Stand the bowl over a pan of boiling water and heat until the sugar and butter have melted.
  3. Lower the heat, you don’t want the water to boil now - more like a simmer.
  4. Whisk in the beaten eggs (and yolks if using), just in a small stream, really slowly.
  5. Stir with a wooden spoon until thickened, about 25-30 minutes.
  6. Store in the fridge.
  7. Enjoy!

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