Lemon Curd

Hi all– Are you a Lemon Curd lover??  I first met Lemon Curd in Gibraltar!  The years we lived in Spain, a van full of us would drive south to Gibraltar twice a year of a bit of British shopping.  We’d pick up English books, Christmas treats and then hit the market for cheddar, cereal, walnuts… (things we couldn’t find in Seville back then).  And Lemon Curd.

I’ve bought it here since– for scones or toast.  But this is the first time I’ve made it myself!  Easier than you’d think and so sweet-tart delicious!  Here’s how you do it:

6 tab. butter (3/4 stick), room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
5 egg yolks
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 tab. finely grated lemon peel
pinch salt

Grate the peel off 1 lemon (should make about a tablespoon).*  Juice 2 or 3 lemons to get the 3/4 cup lemon juice.

With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until they are light and creamy.  Then beat in the eggs, egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon peel and salt.

Scrape this all into a sauce pan and stir over low heat just under simmering for 10 to 15 minutes until the curd thickens.  Take off the heat and let it cool completely.

P.S. The little sprig of green is marjoram.  It grows like a weed in our side yard and it’s blooming right now!  (Planted by the previous owners 25 years ago– it just keeps growing).


26 thoughts on “Lemon Curd

  1. Hi Rhonda,
    Your lemon curd looks great and I think I can almost taste it….just thinking about it.
    I have been making my own lemon curd for years. Got a recipe out of Emilie Barnes book,
    “If Teacups could Talk”. Emilie’s recipe seems a bit easier than yours. It would be fun to compare the different recipes sometime. I would be happy to share my recipe, and would love to taste yours.
    Love your blog and love the pictures you take of all your beautiful cooking.

    • HI Lanny!! so fun to hear from you! I’d love to get your recipe–easier is always better. And this lemon curd was not quite as thick as I wish it were. And– I remember Emilie Barnes!! went to her seminar at my Mom’s church and loved it! take care, Lanny. xox

  2. This is awesome, Rhonda! I love lemon curd, had it when in a spiritual event in England. I didn’t know you lived in Seville. That must have been an adventure, it’s a fascinating place. Hugs and love. Stay cool! Debbie

    • Hi Suzanne– This is the first time I’ve made lemon curd– maybe beginner’s luck! Was missing your posts– so glad you’re back at it. You always come up with such beautiful food– and you explain them perfectly. Hugs to you and the pugs!

  3. I love lemon curd! And it really is just pudding, right! I think marjoram is such an underrated herb – I have to replant every year. Well, I have to replant everything, except for chives! Your plants must smell amazing!!

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