Refreshing Delicious Lemon Curd

Refreshing Delicious Lemon Curd

This lemon curd is the authentic type with lemon zest. It's tart, sweet, rich, refreshing and delicious. Once you learn the trick, there's nothing to it!


Unsalted butter (Make sure it's unsalted otherwise the curd will not thicken)
50 g
Granulated sugar
60 g


1. Grate the lemon peel, squeeze out the juice, and strain. Thoroughly whisk the egg, and be sure to strain.
2. Put all the ingredients into a sauce pan, and heat over hot water. The hot water should be about 80℃.
3. Stir continuously with a wooden spatula. It will start to thicken, so continue mixing. When it gets to the desired consistency, it's done!
4. It will harden once it cools, so remove it from heat while it is slightly thin. Transfer to a sterilized jar to store.
5. For a recipe that uses this lemon curd, try "Lemon Curd and Cream Cheese Tart" (Recipe ID: 880924).

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make an authentic tart, sweet, and tasty lemon curd.