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Quick and easy lemon curd

By janismorris (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes Jar
From my childhood. It is not easy to get lemon curd in France so I make it myself or get my 10 year old grand daughter to help me.


  • 1 large lemon
  • 1oz (25g) unsalted butter
  • 1 med-large egg
  • 1/4 lb (100g) castor sugar.

You will also need:-

  • Large baloon whisk
  • Large sauce pan
  • large glass or metal bowl to suspend over sauce pan
  • 1 jam jar with lid (VERY CLEAN).


  • STEP 1
    Wash and dry the jam jar and lid.
  • STEP 2
    Put some water into the sauce pan, about 3cm depth, and bring to the boil.
  • STEP 3
    Put the bowl on top of the sauce pan. Make sure the bowl does not touch the water.
  • STEP 4
    Put ALL the ingredients into the bowl and beat with the baloon whisk.
  • STEP 5
    The butter will melt, the sugar will disolve, the mixture will increase in size and then thicken.
  • STEP 6
    Pour into the jar and put on the lid. Leave to cool.
  • STEP 7
    keep in the fridge and use within 2 weeks. YUM!
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