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Easiest Lemon Curd

This easy lemon curd is the creamiest, zingiest lemon curd that you will find. It's silky smooth, sweet and lemony with the perfect tangy bite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy lemon curd recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 Cups
Calories 939kcal
Author Salted Mint


  • 3 lemons Juice, and zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour


  • Place all the ingredients in a nonreactive bowl and place over a pan of gently simmering water. Whisk all the ingredients together as the butter melts.
  • Continue to whisk until all ingredients are incorporated and thicken to a custard-like consistency.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the curd to avoid a skin forming, and leave to cool. Once cool, place in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 1 year.
  • Makes 2 cups of curd.