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Lemon Curd

By Chelsea Sugar
Lemon Curd
10 servings
  • 38 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 5 mins
  • Cooking time 10 mins
  • Serves

    2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
    3/4 cup (165g) Chelsea Caster Sugar
    1/3 cup (80g) chilled unsalted Tararua Butter
    Zest and juice of 2 lemons


    Whisk whole eggs, yolks and Chelsea Caster Sugar in a saucepan until smooth, then place pan over a low heat. Add the Tararua Butter, lemon zest and juice and whisk continuously until thickened. Strain through a sieve into a sterilised jar. Lemon curd keeps, covered, in the fridge for 2 weeks.

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Average Rating
(38 reviews)

Excellent, tangy and delicious.

Just went for it and made it. FanTAStic. Oh, so good

Very easy and added more lemons for more tang

So easy and very tasty a great thing to make with the kids

- Your heat is probably too low. Slowly increase the heat by 1 "click" (if you can do so) or a small amount and whisk quickly(!!) until you start seeing results.
- Once your curd starts thickening up, take it off the heat and continue whisking or reduce to low (really low this time) and continue whisking until the consistency is how you want it. This recipe is very similar to making hollandaise sauce- you want the egg to cook, but not so quickly that it clumps and makes your lemon curd lumpy—hence it's very important to continuously whisk and keep the heat as low as possible.
I halved this mixture and found it tastes alright, but it's a bit too "buttery" and the instructions aren't too thorough, so minus 2 stars.
If you aren't happy with this recipe, try the curd recipe from the Chelsea Lemon Curd Cupcakes.

Lovely taste

Made some today, so easy and tastes yummy.

I love this recipe. I used it for 2 Chelsea lemon cakes. Smothered it in the middle. Perfecto.

Not a good recipe. Including the egg whites gives it a strange texture.

Very easy to follow.

Followed the recipe. Tastes lovely but it didn't set.

It was tasty. It just didn't set.

Very Delicious!

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Lovely and easy to make

Delicious recipe! I doubled it and added an extra lemon because I love it tangy.
It thickened within 5 minutes and has such a nice rich colour.

Simple and delicious! Mine kept in the fridge for over two weeks.

Excellent recipe, very simple and quick to make

Fool proof recipe. Quick, easy & tasty.

Absolutely delicious and very easy to make!! Will definitely raid the lemon tree and make more for Christmas presents.

I tried this recipe twice. Did not thicken both times.

Really easy to make. I added this as a topping for my lemon cheesecake. Delicious

So easy and so good. Great texture - family love it.

My curd isnt very thick and it's been about 10 minutes.

Made this and it was so easy to make and absolutely delicious. The curd was especially good with yoghurt. I also made the lemon syrup cake at the same time. I took both of them in for work colleagues and they loved it.
I will make this again

very easy and yummy recipe a really nice topping for toast cakes and desserts give it a go iam

I/ we love this so much And it is so tasty and I just want to eat it all day
The only thing is that my mum and sister think that it has a buttery after taste.

I/ we love this so much And it is so tasty and I just want to eat it all day
The only thing is that my mum and sister think that it has a buttery after taste.

It is so good

This is delicious, easy to make and with the most delightful texture. The jar barely lasted 24 hours at home, tasting so fantastic!

Always a winner in my house. Perfect on Greek yoghurt for breakfast

It tastes great I love it.

Easy, delicious and fail proof.

So easy and delicious

I love the sweetness and it's really nice on toast. Good recipe.

It was very delicious and I used it with tarts

Easy to make and we just love it

A nice flavoursome curd, my favourite curd recipe

good recipe

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