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Food Network Lemon Curd Recipe

A heavenly lemon curd spread that you can use on anything. Or alone. You decide!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Curd
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 82 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • Zest of 3 large lemons
  • 1/2 c. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 stick 1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 extra-large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. With a vegetable peeler, carefully remove the zest of lemons, (avoid the white pith as much as possible). Place zest in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and add sugar. Run until the zest is very finely minced into the sugar.

  2. Cream butter together with sugar and beat well.

  3. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, fully incorporating after each.

  4. Lastly, add the lemon juice and salt. Mix until well combined.

  5. Pour the mixture into a 2 quart saucepan and cook over low-medium heat until thickened (10-15 minutes), whisking constantly. Do not bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and cool or refrigerate.

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Recipe Notes

The best method is a low and slow approach. Be sure to whisk constantly and be patient!

Adapted from The Food Network

Nutrition Facts
Food Network Lemon Curd Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.