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Pucker up lemon curd
Pucker Up Lemon Curd
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
This lemon curd is easy to make and full of tart citrus flavor. It is great as a filling for tarts, as a spread for scones, or as a side with a chocolate dessert.
Servings: 1 -1/2 cups
Author: Mary Gillespie
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind optional
  • Pinch salt
  1. In medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time. Beat thoroughly after each addition.
  3. Add lemon juice and salt and mix completely. The mixture will appear curdled, but don't worry. It will smooth out as it cooks.
  4. Place the mixing bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  5. As the mixture starts to warm up, it will begin to look smoother and brighter in color.
  6. Cook over simmering water until thickened. This could take up to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon rind if using.
  8. Cool completely before serving. The curd will continue to thicken as it cools.
Recipe Notes


Substitute lime juice for all or half of the lemon juice.