Granny's Quick Lemon Curd - @FabFood4All
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Granny's Quick Lemon Curd

A beautifully intense flavoured Lemon Curd which is ridiculously quick and easy to make!
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword curd, lemon, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 300 mls
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Unwaxed lemons finely zested and juiced
  • 55 g Unsalted butter cut into large cubes
  • 2 eggs beaten


  1. Put the sugar, lemon juice, zest and butter in a pan and melt on a low heat.
  2. Whisk in the beaten egg (on a medium heat) and keep whisking until boiling.
  3. Whisk for another minute (the mixture will thicken).
  4. Pour immediately into warm sterilized jars.
  5. Makes 2 x 150 ml jars or 1 x 240ml jar + a little for tasting!
  6. Will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.

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Recipe Notes

To sterilise the jars, wash in hot soapy water (or take straight from dishwasher), fill with boiling water, discard and then heat the jars in oven for 20 mins at 140C. Keep in oven until ready to use.