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How to make lemon curd (Super Easy)

Ready in just less than 10 minutes, this super easy lemon curd is so smooth and creamy. The preparation requires only a few minutes of work, but it tastes so much better than any store-bought version! Try this curd recipe with pancakes, waffles, or egg waffles.
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Author: Linda Kurniadi


  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar more if you prefer sweet
  • 2 large yolks room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter diced


  • In a double-boiler or small saucepan, mix together lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, egg yolks, and butter. 
  • Turn the stove on low heat and whisk until butter melts and the curd starts to thicken for about 7 minutes.
  • Strain the curd through a fine-mesh sieve and into a container. Let it cool at room temperature and store it in the fridge.