Saturday, April 14th, 2018

How to Make Lemon Curd

These methods and techniques are used to garner the taste and texture of lemon curd–when to add the butter, proper straining, how to handle non-thickening curd, and the possibility of curd breaks. Ratio of ingredients is important. Making the perfect lemon curd isn’t something that’s done without trial and tribulation. After experimentation and near-constant testing, you can tweak this old culinary school recipe and have the desired consistency to be used in other baked products. This can also be enjoyed alone as a tasty snack.

Key Takeaways:

  • Making your own lemon curd isn’t as difficult as you might think.
  • Lemon curd can be made with just a few key ingredients.
  • Lemon curd can be enjoyed with desserts such as cakes or scones or simply on it’s own.


“In the versions where I added the butter while the curd was still on the heat (either all at once or bit by bit), the curd ended up smooth and velvety in texture.”

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