10-Minute Lemon Curd Recipe: This Easy 4-Ingredient Lemon Curd Recipe Is Tart & Creamy by Donna John

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11 months ago
10-Minute Lemon Curd Recipe: This Easy 4-Ingredient Lemon Curd Recipe Is Tart & Creamy

Tart and creamy, this lemon curd recipe is perfect on toast, as a pie filling or cheesecake topping and takes this limoncello tiramisu recipe over the top. You could even dip pound cake squares, pretzels, cookies or fruit in it.

The easy lemon recipe takes just minutes to make, with just four simple ingredients. The creamy, tart concoction makes a great gift for friends and family!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, cut into pieces

Hereโ€™s how to make it:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepot.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and can coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Strain through a mesh strainer into a bowl (this is optional). Cool.
  4. When cool, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Variation: Make key lime curd by substituting key lime juice for the lemon juice.

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Donna John
It's great on cheesecake! I'll make mini cheesecakes and serve them with salted caramel, lemon curd and a fresh fruit.
Julie Rose
So yummy ๐Ÿ˜
Noreen Braman
wow, looks so easy! Looks like my weekend experiment
Donna John
It's delicious, Noreen Braman , and so easy to make. I've used it as a cheesecake topping, dipped vanilla wafers in it and for Father's Day I made it for my limoncello tiramisu. So good. food: Easy Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe Is Creamy, Lemony, Lush & Light

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