This creamy, tangy Lemon Curd is perfect for pastries, pies or even just as a topping on a scone. This delightfully simple recipe will have you finding new excuses to make dessert!


In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice and zest. Transfer to medium saucepan. Over medium heat, gently whisk for 6 to 7 minutes, until curd begins to thicken. Whisk in butter and continue to cook until curd is thick and coats back of spoon, about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and spread lemon curd through a fine mesh sieve to remove zest.  Spoon curd into jar or bowl. Allow to cool. Place plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate until chilled and set, about 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Tip: Switch up the flavour by using other types of citrus like lime, orange or even grapefruit!

Brought to you by: Egg Farmers of Ontario