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jar of lemon curd

Lemon Curd

Janice Pattie
Lemon Curd is an incredibly delicious preserve.  It has a beautiful creamy texture and the sharp lemon juice provides a wonderful contrast to the sweetness and richness of the curd.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course preserves
Cuisine British
Servings 30
Calories 88 kcal


  • 4 medium lemons grated zest and juice
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 125 g butter, cut in small pieces
  • 350 g caster sugar


  • Place all the ingredients in a double boiler or in a large heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Sir until the sugar has dissolved and continue to heat gently, stirring, for about 20 minutes until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon; do not allow to boil or it will curdle.
  • Strain the lemon curd through a fine sieve.
  • Pot and cover in the usual way. Store in the refrigerator and use within 2-3 weeks.


Makes 700g (1.5lb)


Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 139IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg