Lemon curd

Posted by Isabel on Aug 15th 2022

Lemon curd

This lemon curd recipe can be used to fill macaron shells, to make lemon pie, or to spread on brioche.

Ingredients for 150 g of lemon curd 

  • 1 egg
  • 45 g of sugar
  • 1 tsp of cornstarch
  • 1 lemon juice (about 40 ml of juice)
  • 13 g of butter


  1. Whisk together the eggs and the sugar.
  2. Add the cornstarch, mix.
  3. Then, add the lemon juice and mix.
  4. Pour all the ingredients in a saucepan, add the butter in little pieces.
  5. Cook at at medium heat while always stirring. Reduce heat to low heat when it starts thickening.
  6. Keep cooking for 2 minutes.
  7. Then, turn off the heat and directly cover the curd with a plastic wrap.