FoodSauces and Condiments

Mouth-puckering Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is a bright yellow, soft, gooey, mouth-puckeringly tart and zingy lemon dessert spread that is so well-loved as an addition to just about everything. Used between cake layers, on crumpets, in tartlets, as a spread on scones, drizzled over ice cream or on meringues, whichever way you choose to eat it is as delicious as the next.

Lemon Curd

Servings: 1½ cups  Time: 10 minutes   Difficulty: Easy


  • 2 whole free range eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup strained lemon juice
  • Grated rind of 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 125g chilled, unsalted butter chopped


  1. Beat the whole eggs and yolks until pale and frothy
  2. Gradually beat in the sugar until thick and pale
  3. Mix in the lemon juice and rind
  4. Stir the ingredients together
  5. Pour into a heavy bottom saucepan and cook over a medium heat
  6. Whisk in the butter piece by piece
  7. Cook for approximately 5 minutes until it has thickened
  8. Be sure not to let the mixture boil or curdle
  9. Once thickened, remove from the stove, place into a medium bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on to the surface Leave to cool completely
  10. Store the lemon curd in an airtight container or sterilised jar in the refrigerator for up to one week

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