homemade lemon curd

Homemade Lemon Curd – A must in my fridge

When life gives you lemons, make some homemade Lemon Curd. Lemon Curd is my absolute favorite spread and a must in my fridge. It’s soft, creamy, tangy sweet and if you haven’t tried it, you really need to do it now. I promise you, this will be a new favorite.

Lemon curd is a creamy version of jam that you make it in less than 30 minutes with only 4 ingredients. You can keep it a week or two in your refrigerator. And you can also store it for up to 1 year in your freezer if kept at right temperature and well packed. To thaw, transfer your curd from the freezer to the fridge 24 hours before you need it.

I always use it as a spread on scones with Philadelphia cream cheese. The combination Lemon curd with cream cheese is amazing. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

scones with homemade lemon curd
Scones with homemade lemon curd

It’s even perfect when making homemade ice-cream, And it’s great as a filling for Lemon Swirl Muffins, Lemon pie, Macaroons and etc. Spread this homemade curd on biscuits, crepes, pancakes, toasted bread, oven-baked pancake or as a topping for your oatmeal. The combinations are endless on how to use Lemon Curd.

Double boiler

When making homemade Lemon curd you need a double boiler. Fill the bottom of a pot with water and put a bowl inside. Make sure the glass bowl don’t touch the bottom of the cooking pot. Bring water to boil. Don’t cook Lemon curd on direct heat. Try not to use any metal when making the curd, it can give it a metallic aftertaste. For the double boiler I use a heat-proof glass bowl and a silicon whisk.

double boiler

If available, use organic lemons for your recipe as you’ll be using both the zest and juice of the lemon.

Pour lemon curd into a well cleaned glass jar and cover with plastic wrap until it cools down.

Store the homemade Lemon curd in a glass jar with lid, in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

If you liked homemade Lemon curd, you may also like:

Homemade Fig Jam With Vanilla and Cardamom Fig jam

Freshly baked Scones Scones

Homemade Caramel Sauce Caramel Sauce

homemade lemon curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is a creamy version of jam that you make it in less than 30 minutes with only 4 ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Marmalade/Jam
Cuisine English
Servings 250 ml
Calories 18 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Lemons medium size zest and juice
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 Egg
  • 170 g Sugar (6 oz) white
  • 100 g Butter (3.5) room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla powder or extract

Instructions
 

  • Cut butter into small cubes and keep it at room temperature.
  • Wash the lemons.
  • Grate the zest from both lemons and then squeeze the juice.
    lemon zest
  • Fill the bottom of a pot with water and put a bowl inside (see note). Make sure the bowl don't touch the bottom of the pot. Bring water to boil.
    double boiler
  • Place egg, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla sugar (or extract), lemon zest and juice into the bowl.
    lemon curd in the making
  • Use a silicone whisk and whisk until completely blended. Continue to whisk until the mixture becomes thick. About 15 minutes.
    lemon curd in the making
  • Take bowl from pot and add butter. Whisk constantly until the butter melts from the heat of the curd and it's well blended.
    homemade lemon curd
  • Pour lemon curd into a well cleaned glass jar and cover with lid until it cools down. Place your curd in the refrigerator. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
    homemade lemon curd

Notes

Βon appétit
Spread the love

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top