Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

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Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

The lemon cake tasted great with the curd and the frosting as well but looked a bit of a mess! Any ideas? I would love to try it again as the taste was wonderful. Lemon curd makes a delicious addition to so many desserts and toppings. This easy to make lemon curd recipe will become a favorite.


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • lemon zest optional
  • 1/4 cup butter diced and chilled
  • pinch salt


  • Whisk together eggs and sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  • Add lemon juice and stir constantly until coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour through a fine sieve strainer into a large glass bowl.
  • Add the optional lemon zest and combine.
  • Add one tablespoon of chilled butter at a time and stir until completely melted. Add salt and stir to combine.
  • Cover curd with plastic wrap directly on top of the curd and refrigerate for one hour up to a few days.