Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
Lemon Curd

How to Make Perfect Lemon curd


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 x 250g jam jars (about 2 cups) 1x
Scale

Ingredients

  • 180g white caster sugar
  • 100g salted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • juice of 4 very ripe unwaxed lemons
  • zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • 2 sterilized small jam jars

Instructions

  1. Beat the sugar and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until slightly lighter in colour, a couple of minutes will do.
  2. Add the eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating for 30 seconds in between.
  3. Transfer this into a medium sized saucepan.
  4. Get a wooden spoon and add the lemon juice in stirring continuously. Don’t worry about the change in texture. Add the lemon zest now, if using.
  5. Place on a very low heat and keep stirring with the spoon until the mixture becomes smooth and thickens, about 10-15 minutes. You should feel some resistance against the spoon. The mixture will still be a bit runny, it’ll thicken up as it cools.
  6. Transfer to sterilized jars and keep in the fridge up to 2 weeks. Freezes well.