Lemon Curd

I love curd, any flavour, and will have it in yoghurt for breakfast or with crumpets for afternoon tea. This is so easy to make and here I have given you a recipe for lemon curd. You can see from the old photograph below that I have also made this curd using granadilla. I have been asked for this recipe twice in the past couple of days which originally in my recipe book, Lavender & Lime.

Lemon Curd
Lemon Curd
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Lemon Curd

Make this with any citrus fruit you need to use up
Recipe Category: Condiments
Makes enough for: 1 batch curd
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 105 g fructose
  • 2 lemons, zest only
  • 125 mls strained lemon juice, from the lemons that you zested
  • 125 g butter, cubed


  • beat the eggs and egg yolks until frothy
  • gradually beat in the fructose until thick and pale
  • mix in the lemon zest and juice
  • cook in a heavy saucepan over a low heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon
  • remove from the heat and beat in the butter with the wooden spoon
  • place into a sterilized glass jar and refrigerate


Use unstrained granadilla pulp, strained lime, orange, or grapefruit juice – use the zest from the citrus fruit you choose.
Use within three months of making and within 2 weeks of opening
See this post on how I sterilize my glass jars.

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Curd is really one of those condiments that you need to have in your fridge at all times. Well, that is in my opinion. It makes for the perfect topping for so many desserts. And I have friends who will eat it as is on bread. The uses are endless and you will not regret making this lemon curd. It is also a great way to make use of fruit when it is in season. Or when you have an abundance. And in my case, when you have bought too much and it is about to go off. Use your imagination and make use of any citrus fruits you have at home.


granadilla curd
granadilla curd

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25 thoughts on “Lemon Curd

  1. Delicious, delicious! I love the tangy taste of it. Never heard of granadillas though. Wiki tells me it’s passion fruit in S.Africa. Is that right? If so, I’m getting on a plane to taste some right away.

    1. Thank Wiki for that help! I always think of the passion flowers as the buds and the granadilla’s as the fruit 🙂

  2. I love love curds of all kinds and especially the granadilla one…it is one of my best sellers in my bottled goodies. People go wild for the flavour of it 🙂 xx

    1. If you sterilize your jars properly and seal the jar adequately you can keep it in the fridge for 3 months before opening and a week or two after opening.

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