Making Lemon Custard

Lemon custard or lemon curd, has this delicious way of waking up your palette for spring. It's a delicious blend of sweet and tart, that pairs well with blooming flowers and soft warm breezes. While I don't particularly enjoy lots of sweets, this is a treat I could have in my fridge from March until September with its variety of uses and applications.

It can be the filling for a lemon tart, a spread on sugar cookies, the inside of a popover or donut, or just enjoyed alone with a spoon.

While I don't have the recipe 100% perfected, that's the beauty of making something from scratch and by hand, it turns out beautiful – rustic – and slightly different every time. Nothing like a bit of baking to keep you on your toes.

Follow along on YouTube or the written recipe below for instructions.

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Lemon Custard Recipe


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp butter

How to:

  • Combine all your ingredients minus the butter into a glass mixing bowl
  • Mix well
  • Get a pot of water simmering or use a double boiler
  • Place your lemon mixture over the simmering water and gently whisk for 15 minutes or until the mixture reaches 160 degrees f
  • remove from heat and incorporate your butter into the mix
  • pour into a glass jar and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
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