Lemon curd is the tastiest traditional dessert sauce based on lemons with the recipe originally from England. It is a very delicate velvety custard with a creamy consistency, sour taste, and citrus aroma. If you want to know how you can make homemade lemon curd, then keep reading.

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In the recipe, I will show you how to cook curd using freshly squeezed lemon juice with the addition of eggs, butter, and sugar. The dish in itself is pretty basic with very simple guidelines to follow. Common ingredients make this dessert a perfect option if you crave something special but do not have anything else in the fridge, except lemons and eggs.

If you try homemade lemon curd once, you will never reach out to the store option. I found that making my desserts helps me to control the amount of consumed sugars and artificial additives. This dessert sauce can be used both as a topping for biscuits, muffins, ice cream, crepes, toasts, etc. Or it can be an ingredient to add to other desserts: an additional layer in cheesecakes, filling in scones, cream horns, or eclairs.

Easy Lemon Curd Recipe

Here is the main thing that you should remember. The key to getting that right consistency is to add an equal amount of lemons and eggs. You will learn all by yourself how simple this recipe is and it will make a constant appearance on your table.

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Lemon Curd Ingredients:

Lemon curd ingredients

  • 3 eggs;
  • 3 lemons;
  • 40 g butter;
  • 150 g sugar.

How to make the lemon curd:

  • Thoroughly rinse all the lemons under running water. Zest two of the lemons and squish juice out of all three lemons.

Zest and squeeze lemons

  • Pour all the lemon juice into a small saucepan and add all the scraped zest.

Combine lemon juice with zest in a small saucepan

  • Add a stated amount of sugar. Mix until evenly combined.

Add sugar to the mixture

  • Beat eggs into a separate bowl and start whisking until smooth. Stop before foam starts forming.

Whisk eggs in a bowl

  • Pour whisked eggs into the saucepan with lemon juice and sugar. Set it aside for 20 minutes.

Combine whisked eggs with lemon mixture

  • Set the saucepan with a mixture on low heat and wait until it warms up. Add butter.

Add butter to the saucepan

  • Cook lemon curd on low heat until it thickens. Keep constantly stirring the mixture during the process of cooking to prevent sticking.

Cook until curd thickens

  • Before using it to make a dessert or to serve as a topping let it cool down and transfer into a serving bowl. Enjoy!

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Lemon Curd Recipe – How to make Lemon Dessert Sauce

Learn how to make this delcious lemon curd dessert at home using the most common ingredients!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: how to make lemon curd, lemon curd recipe, lemon curd uses, lemon curd with eggs, lemon dessert sauce
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 lemons
  • 40 g butter
  • 150 g sugar

Instructions

  • Thoroughly rinse all the lemons under running water. Zest two of the lemons and squish juice out of all three lemons.
  • Pour all the lemon juice into a small saucepan and add all the scraped zest.
  • Add a stated amount of sugar. Mix until evenly combined.
  • Beat eggs into a separate bowl and start whisking until smooth. Stop before foam starts forming.
  • Pour whisked eggs into the saucepan with lemon juice and sugar. Set it aside for 20 minutes.
  • Set the saucepan with a mixture on low heat and wait until it warms up. Add butter.
  • Cook lemon curd on low heat until it thickens. Keep constantly stirring the mixture during the process of cooking to prevent sticking.
  • Before using it to make a dessert or to serve as a topping let it cool down and transfer into a serving bowl. Enjoy!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

Have you ever tried lemon curd before? If you have any ideas on how else you can use lemon curd in desserts, please, share them with everybody in the comment section.

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