Lemon Curd Recipe

Lemon Curd Recipe

Todays Lemon Curd Recipe gives a zingy, creamy, sweet and utterly delicious lemon curd. It can be used for icings, as a filling in layer cake, topping on cheesecakes, trifle, cupcakes, brownies and macarons.

Recipe gives approx. 1 cup of Lemon curd.

Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 1 cup of lemon curd

Lemon Curd Recipe


  • 3 lemons
  • 100g/ 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. gelatine powder (if used for macarons, use 2/3 tsp gelatine powder)
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 115g/1 stick of cold butter
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Grate the zest of lemons and squeeze the juice.
  2. Add sugar, lemon zest and 80 g of lemon juice in a blender. Blend at low speed until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the egg yolks and blend again, at low speed until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan.
  5. Soak the gelatine powder and water in a small bowl. Set it aside.
  6. While doing step.7, cube the butter.
  7. Cook the mixture slowly, under close supervision. Keep stirring until the mixture just boils.
  8. Pour the mixture back into the blender. Quickly add the soaked gelatine and the cold butter.
  9. Blend at medium speed until the mixture is smooth and even.
  10. Strain the lemon curd before putting it to cool in the refrigerator. Leave lemon curd to cool for approx. 3-4 hours in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.


Lemon Curd Recipe

Published on: 05-01-2014, at kaloria.dk

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