Better than Store-Bought Lemon Curd

Better than Store-Bought Lemon Curd

Even though it seems hard, it's super easy and is even tastier than store-bought lemon curd! Once you have some, you'll become addicted!

Ingredients: Makes about 200 g

Lemon (unwaxed)
Lemon rind
1 lemon's worth
Lemon juice
1 lemon's worth
White granulated sugar
50 g
Unsalted butter (finely chopped)
50 g
Egg yolk


1. Mix the sugar and finely grated lemon rind in a bowl.
2. Whisk the egg and yolk, combine it with the lemon juice, then put it in a sauce pan. Strain the lemon juice with a tea strainer. That will give a nice result.
3. Mix together the ingredients from Step 1 and 2, and add the butter when the sugar dissolves.
4. Stir for over 10 minutes while heating the sauce pan in a double boiler. If you heat it directly over the heat, it will become lumpy, so heat slowly and steadily over a double boiler.
5. It is ready once it becomes shiny and you can see the bottom of the sauce pan while stirring.
6. Sudachi (citrus sudachi) variation: To make sudachi curd, use 2 sudachi, 20 g granulated sugar, 20 to 30 g butter, and 1 small egg (or just 1 yolk).

Story Behind this Recipe

I received domestically grown lemons.