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Homemade Lemon Curd

If you have never made lemon curd or had something that had lemon curd in it, then you are missing out. Homemade Lemon Curd is one of the easiest and most delicious things you can make. You can use lemon curd for all types of desserts, and it adds so much to it.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon curd
Servings: 6 jars
Author: Jill


  • 2 C Sugar
  • 6 Large Lemons zested
  • 1 C Unsalted butter softened
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1 ½ C Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice


  • Using a medium bowl, beat together the sugar, lemon zest, and butter until combined and creamy
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time until combined and smooth
  • Beat in the egg yolks one at a time until combined and smooth
  • Beat in the lemon juice until combined
  • Pour the mixture into a large pot over medium to high heat and allow the mixture to simmer
  • Stir constantly for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken to pudding-like
  • Remove and strain through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Spoon the lemon curd into the jars and allow to cool completely before placing the lids on and placing them into the fridge
  • Enjoy on toast, croissants, or thumbprint cookies!