4-Ingredient Homemade Lemon Curd

4-Ingredient Homemade Lemon Curd | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Preppy Kitchen via Youtube


Who doesn’t like homemade lemon curd? This 4-ingredient recipe by Preppy Kitchen always gives a smile to my face and brightens a tiring day. The combination of tangy and sweet flavors is just perfect. Try it with freshly baked bread – it will blow your mind! You can also eat it on its own or serve it with pancakes. You’ll never go wrong with this simple treat. Read on or watch the video below for full instructions.



  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon zest
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice minus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (cold)


[social_warfare buttons=”faccebook,pinterest,twitter,whatsapp”]



Step 1:

Get two bowls and separate the yolks from the whites. Set the egg white aside, as you don’t need it for this recipe. You can make it into a meringue buttercream.

Step 2:

Zest the lemons. You need about 2 tablespoons of lemon zest. After that, juice the lemons until you have a half cup of lemon juice. Make sure not to add the seeds.

Step 3:

Strain all egg yolks into a pot and lightly beat with a whisk. Continue whisking while adding the sugar until it turns lighter in color. Next, gradually stir in lemon juice.

4-Ingredient Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe
Image by Preppy Kitchen via Youtube


Step 4:

Place the pot over low heat. Stir constantly with a wire whisk until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble. It should coat the back of a wooden spoon.

Step 5:

Remove the pot from heat, then add the cold cubed butter. Mix until melted.

Step 6:

This step is optional. If you want your curd to be silky smooth, strain the final mixture to remove any bits of zest.

4-Ingredient Homemade Lemon Curd Instructions
Image by Preppy Kitchen via Youtube


Step 7:

Transfer the lemon curd to a sealable container. Serve it with crepes, bread, or pancakes.



For more simple and amazing recipes like this, visit Preppy Kitchen on Youtube. You’ll learn a lot of dessert recipes that you will surely love.

4-Ingredient Homemade Lemon Curd

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates