Homemade lemon curd


Homemade lemon curd 


4 egg yolks 

3/4 cup white sugar 

1/2 cup unsalted butter 

1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 

1 Tbsp finely grated lemon peel 

1 tsp vanilla essence 

* DON’T use store bought lemon juice. It’s very acidic and it will give the lemon curd an after taste.


1. In a large bowl add sugar and the grated lemon peel. Whisk very well so that the lemon flavour blends in with the sugar .

2. Add the egg yolks and then mix well for 4 minutes. 

3. Transfer this mixture into a stainless steel pot or stainless steel saucepan. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix well .

4. Place the pot or sauce pan on the stove .Switch the stove to medium or low heat. 

5. Cook for 5-7 minutes. You should get a thick consistency . Keep on stirring using a whisk . (You stir from the beginning until the end , without stopping).

Don’t not leave the pot unattended.

6. When you are about to switch off the stove add butter and vanilla and mix well .

7. Transfer the lemon curd in a container. Let it cool off then refrigerate it .

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