Homemade Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd if sealed well will last for weeks. It makes a terrific gourmet gift too!!

Thank you to Ruthie Chant from Menu in a Box for the great recipe idea!

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What You Will Need

1 1/3 cups Caster Sugar

8 Egg Yolks

200 mls Lemon Juice

4 tsp Lemon Zest

125 g Unsalted Butter

What To Do

1. Whisk egg yolks and sugar – they should be well combined.

2. Pour egg mixture into a saucepan.

3. Add butter, zest and juice

4. On a medium heat, bring to a simmer stirring for five minutes

5. When bubbles begin to appear remove from the heat source.

6. Continue stirring for a further minute.

7. Cool before placing in sterilised jars.


1. Lemon curd can also be made in a stainless steel bowl placed over a pot of simmering water.

2. Remember to stir constantly to prevent curdling.

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