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Lemon Curd Recipe


lemon curd recipe

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is also known as Lemon Cheese in Britain. It is a lovely preserve to make and is super-easy as you can see in this lemon curd recipes. This preserve is used in the same way as jam or as a cake topping or pie filling.

It keeps for up to two weeks in the fridge, and also freezes very well for up to 6 months.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 6 large eggs
  • Juice and zest of 6 unwaxed lemons
  • 1½ sticks / 6oz unsalted butter
  • 1½ lbs/675g sugar


  • Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl.
  • Put the zest, juice and sugar, butter and beaten eggs into a large basin over a pan of simmering water.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until thick and curd coats the back of the spoon.
  • Pour into warm sterilized jars, cover with greaseproof paper or a lid and store in the refrigerator. Eat within 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

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