Lemon Curd Recipe

Looking for something to do with all those fresh lemons and oranges…

Lemon Curd
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Fresh Lemon Curd is delicious mixed with greek yoghurt/whipped cream or on it’s own with ice cream, in tart cases or brandy snaps.
Andy - Lupton Lodge:
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 large juicy lemons
  • 200g butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 free range eggs (beaten)
  1. Wash lemons then finely grate the rind and squeeze the juice into a saucepan. Add beaten the eggs, sugar and butter.
  2. Stir constantly with a wire whisk on a gentle heat till mixture thickens – keep the heat low, don’t be tempted to speed it up or stop stirring because the mixture curdles
  3. Test a spoonful over a plate – if it doesn’t run easily off the spoon then it’s ready
  4. Pour into a plastic contain and store in the fridge
  5. You can swap the lemons for oranges, limes or passion fruit or a mixture of these. I reduce the amount of sugar when using oranges or passion fruit.