Lemon Curd

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan, Desserts & Chocolate, Breakfast & Brunch
My lemon curd goes POW! It’s a delicious balance of sweet and tart for making tarts, filling cookies and cakes and crêpes, adding to parfaits and more. Or you could just eat it on toast!


  • 2 eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 - 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 lemons, juice and grated rind
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (sometimes I leave this out)


  1. Mix ingredients together in a double boiler over simmering water. Water should not touch the bottom of the top layer of the double boiler.
  2. Cook the curd until thick and creamy, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.
Total time:
Yield: 3 cups


You can substitute oranges or limes.