Easy Lemon Curd in Se7en Steps…

There is nothing that beats the yummy lemony taste of Lemon Curd, which is basically a lemon flavored custard. You can store it in the fridge for weeks and you can add it to anything that needs a bit of bite. It is great straight on a piece of toast, on scones, swirled in muffin mix, as a pancake topping, between cake layers, to make lemon meringue pie, I could go on but I’ll stop!!! Well you could also gift this – it makes a brilliant gift if you are going out to a meal at friends and they say “Don’t bring anything!” Okay – I will stop, lets get onto the recipe:

Let’s Meet The Players:


  • 4 lemons
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: Use a glass bowl that fits over a pot. Zest your lemons…


Step 2: Juice your lemons…


Step 3: Pop the glass bowl over a pot of warm water. Keep the water simmering and add the butter and sugar to your lemon juice.


Step 4: Stir the ingredients in the bowl until they have melted.


Step 5: Whisk those eggs together and pour them into the melted mixture.


Step 6: And stir and stir and stir… until it thickens and covers the spoon.


Step 7: And you are done… Pop it into a sterile jar and it can be kept fresh in the fridge for up to three months.


So there you go, get curd-ing! If you keep a jar of this in your fridge you will thank me! In fact it is so quick and easy to make you should just have a jar in there all the time.

11 Replies to “Easy Lemon Curd in Se7en Steps…”

  1. Hi K-R, You do have to try it, tell me how it goes!!! Let me just warn you not to taste it once it is done because it is very much a “just one more spoonful, oops it’s gone” kind of a thing!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Do you know what PnP charges for lemon curd (a jar of about 400g)? R54!!!!!!

    I nearly had a heart attack right there in the baking aisle today! I’ll be trying yours!

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