Lemon Curd

One should always have a jar of lemon curd on hand. A spoonful on cake, crackers, or especially on ice cream delivers a wonderful taste of freshness and decadence.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt


  • Place lemon zest and sugar in a small bowl. Work the zest into the sugar with your fingers, until the sugar is yellow and aromatic.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter in a separate medium bowl, then beat into the sugar mixture. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in lemon juice and salt, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Heat mixture over medium-low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes, or until it reaches 170°F.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate, covered, until needed.