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lemon curd
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Lemon Curd

Enjoy the zesty sweetness of this versatile condiment.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
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Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: lemon cheese, lemon curd
Servings: 1 medium jar
Calories: 963kcal


  • medium sized jar, sterilised


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 lemon (juice only, approx 1/3 cup)


  • Beat the eggs well in a medium saucepan.
  • Juice the lemon and add to the saucepan along with the sugar and butter.
  • Stir with a whisk over low-medium heat to dissolve sugar, and then bring to the boil, continuing to stir. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens, continuing to stir briskly with the whisk and taking care not to burn.
  • Pour into a medium sized jar with a lid and store in the fridge.


  1. Use a medium lemon which should produce about 1/3 cup of juice.
  2. Use a whisk instead of a spoon to stir over the heat.
  3. Makes one medium jar.


Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 210g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 338mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 203g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg