After you make J Dub’s Homemade Lemon Curd once, you will wonder why you ever bought store bought curd. 

This recipe is so, so, so divine. It is also unbelievably easy.

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J Dub's Homemade Lemon Curd - J Dub By Design™

J Dub’s Homemade Lemon Curd

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Homemade lemon curd is so much better than store bought.  This recipe is the perfect topping for biscuits, cookies, and of course, my famous Lemon Meringue Cheesecake.




  • 3 lemons, finely zested
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks (you can use the egg yolks from the meringue recipe for my lemon meringue cheesecake and then add an additional entire egg, white and all, for additional egg you will need)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cups of Butter cut into cubes.



  1. Zest lemons.
  2. Juice lemons to get 3/4 cup lemon juice.
  3. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, eggs and salt to sauce pan.  
  4. Turn heat to medium.
  5. Whisk continually for about 8 minutes until sauce starts to thicken.  
  6. Add in butter, a few cubes at a time, whisking as butter melts.
  7. Allow to fully cool.
  8. Pour curd into sealable container.
  9. Chill curd for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes (pluse cooling time)
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American

You will absolutely love the fresh lemon flavor coming through J Dub’s Homemade Lemon Curd. Please drop me a comment below and tell me what you think!

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