Homemade Lemon Curd

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Pucker up! I hope you like lemons as much as I do. I’m a lemon head. Always have been. In fact, I was THAT kid that loved to eat lemons. I think my Dad probably thought it would be funny to watch a toddler try and eat a lemon slice and then was surprised when I didn’t spit it out and continued to eat it like it was candy (and yes lemon heads are high on movie candy list). If it has lemon in it I’m hoping on board the tart train. Period.

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I could eat this lemon curd with a spoon and I did. This recipe yields a little less than 2 cups. You might get 2 cups if you don’t dip into it like I did before remembering to measure. I’m not sure if you’ve ever noticed how much lemon curd costs in the market but it’s not cheap. Good thing it’s super easy to make at home and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

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Butter, Sugar, Eggs and Lemons. 4 ingredients and about 15 minutes are what you need to make this happen. Once you have your lemon curd, besides eating it with a spoon, because you will, you can use this to make umpteen things. I’m going to be making a few of my favorites things and share them with you over the next little bit because I’m a giver. In the meantime whip this curd up so you’ll be ready.

And guess what? Because we used Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs you don’t have to worry about dipping your tasting spoon (or finger who am I kidding) into the bowl while you’re making it.

Homemade Lemon Curd www.bellalimento.com
I don’t have to worry about my eggs because I know when I use Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs they’re SAFE. “Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs are pasteurized in an all-natural, gentle water bath pasteurization process to eliminate the risk of Salmonella. The vast majority of eggs sold in grocery stores are NOT pasteurized. Safest Choice™ offers peace of mind when making recipes calling for raw or undercooked eggs, and removes the worry of cross contamination.

Learn more about Safest Choice pasteurization process and find store locations near you.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs. I am an ambassador for Safest Choice Eggs and part of the Darling Dozen. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are 100% my own.

Homemade Lemon Curd

What You Will Need:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter – room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Davidson's Safe Choice eggs + 2 additional Davidson's Safe Choice egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice

What To Do:

  1. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until it’s light and creamy.
  2. Add egg, one a time, mixing after each egg.
  3. Add lemon juice and continue mixing. Note: mixture will look similar to cottage cheese but will become silky and smooth during cooking process.
  4. Transfer mixture to a heavy-bottomed sauce pan. Place over medium-low heat, stirring often, for approximately 10 minutes OR until mixture thickens. If the mixture is not thickening, increase your heat slightly and continue to stir.
  5. Transfer cooled mixture to desired air tight containers/jars. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.


  1. 1

    Hello there, gorgeous. Would you like to meet my mouth?

  2. 2

    This is gorgeous Paula!!

  3. 3

    Lemon Curd…So EASY and Soooooooooooo delicious! Beautiful photos!

  4. 4

    I love lemons too!! This color is just too cool! I don’t know how you get your photos so bright and perfect but you should teach us all 🙂

  5. 5

    What a perfect springtime treat!

  6. 6

    Love love lemon curd.. this looks so dreamy!

  7. 7

    Paula – my heavens – this lemon curd looks divine! Confession – I bought one of those pricy Lemon Curd jars recently and thought “I should just make my own” but then that irrational culinary fear hit and I headed to the register. This recipe might help me make the leap – the lemon curd looks divine and your photos – beautiful 🙂

  8. 8

    Oh, I LOVE me some lemon curd this time of year. Limitless lemony options with the stuff! Great recipe, Paula.

  9. 9

    Now all I want to do is drop everything and go make lemon curd!

  10. 10

    Hi Paula, looks like you’ve been up to deliciousness again! We love anything lemon too and this curd looks amazing. I’m imagining it with fresh strawberries, YUM!!

  11. 11

    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. Never fails to brighten a dish, does it? And those pasteurized eggs are a great product! I used them during the holidays to make a delicious eggnog with plenty of bourbon 🙂

  12. 12

    THESE PHOTOS!! Paula!! My heart is beating for all of this lemon love!

  13. 13

    This looks amazing!! Must make!

  14. 14

    I have yet to make some lemon curd! Your photos are stunning. Seriously. Can’t wait to try making some myself!!

  15. 15

    HOLY MOLY BEAUTIFUL!! I have yet to try my hand at making lemon curd, this looks so simple and delicious. Amazing photos 🙂


  16. 16

    I can think of 100 ways I can use this lemon curd. Yum!

  17. 17

    I’ll admit it; I’m a lemon head too. I’ll take any kind of citrus over chocolate. Lemon curd works … as long as it looks as amazing as this!

  18. 18

    Love anything lemon, and this looks delish! I have never made lemon curd but I can’t wait to try your recipes…didn’t know it was so easy! 🙂

  19. 19

    I’ve seen a few recipes like this and haven’t tried them yet BUT I’m going to grab a carton of Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs so that I can try this soon!

  20. 20

    Seriously corn dog, this is amazing! I want you to overnight this as soon as possible!

  21. 21

    Never before has the word “curd” inspired such passion. Love this!

  22. 22

    Okay girl, you know how much I love lemon. I feel like hopping on a plane this instant to come drink this curd right out of the jar. Gorgeous photos. You should give photography classes woman.

  23. 23

    This might be one of my favorite things ever! Love all things lemon 🙂

  24. 24

    I sort of want to take a bath in that.

  25. 25

    I’d really have no problem sitting down with a jar of that, a spoon and an uninterrupted 10 minutes (likely less).. Lovely..

  26. 26

    This is eye candy at it’s best! I can not wait to try this!


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