Lemon curd dripping from spoon into jar

Lemon Curd

  • Author: Gail Ng
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 oz 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Easy homemade lemon curd that’s sweet, tart, and luscious. You’ll want to put it on everything or just attack it with a spoon. 



  • 2 large eggs
  • 90g granulated sugar
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened and cubed


  1. Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a small saucepan. Mix in lemon juice and heat on medium heat while stirring constantly.
  2. The mixture will begin to thicken after 7-10 minutes. When it becomes opaque and custard-like, stir in the butter until it melts into the curd, one cube at a time.
  3. When all the butter is combined, do a streak test by scraping a spatula across the pan through the curd. If the curd parts on both sides and slowly comes back together after 1 second, the lemon curd is ready. 
  4. Push the curd through a fine mesh sieve to get rid of any pieces of cooked egg or lemon seeds that may have gotten in there for a super smooth curd. Transfer to a glass jar to cool completely before storing in the fridge.

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