4-Ingredient Lemon Curd Recipe

4-Ingredient Lemon Curd


Lemon curd is creamy, luscious, and easy to make. Use it to fill tarts, spread on scones, stir into yogurt, or top layers of meringue in a delicious, pillowy pavlova.


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes


  1. Add everything to a small, heavy-bottomed sauce pan. Whisk together.
  2. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Don’t stop! Once the mixture begins to bubble and thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove from heat.
  3. Pass mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Cool, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a jar (or two). Cover and cool completely before refrigerating or serving.


Amount Per Serving (based on 8 servings)
Calories: 250 undefined
Fat: 18 g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: .5 g
Cholesterol: 150 mg
Sodium: 5 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 20 g
Added Sugars: 19 g
Protein: 2 g
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