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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is a fresh, light and lemony filling or topping that goes great on cakes, cookies, cupcakes or any baked treat!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: curd, lemons, pie filling
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 138kcal


  • 6 tbsp salted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest


  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, sugar, eggs and egg yolks and beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and zest and beat until just combined.
  • Add the mixture to a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until smooth. Increase to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and yellow in color, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Pour into a bowl and press plastic wrap directly on surface to prevent skin from forming. Chill in refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg