Lemon Curd

5 from 2 reviews

An easy lemon curd recipe with just 4 ingredients which you can make in a few minutes. Perfect for using at breakfast or in cakes and desserts.



  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
  3. Once the butter has melted, whisk in the lemon mixture.
  4. Continue whisking the mixture over medium heat until the mixture has thickened.
  5. Once the mixture starts to thicken, take it off the heat briefly while you check the consistency.
  6. The lemon curd is ready when it coats the back of a spoon, and when you draw a line through it with your finger, the line remains.
  7. Taste to see if you need to add more sugar or lemon juice as lemons can vary in size, sourness and sweetness.
  8. The lemon curd will continue to thicken as it cools.
  9. Store the lemon curd in a sterilised glass jar in the fridge.

Kitchen Notes

To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.