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A buttery and lemony lemon curd, that you may easily prepare at home in few minutes.


1 cup

Total time

35 minutes




  • ½ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • zest of lemon
  • 4 eggs ((beaten))
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 100 g butter


  1. Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice in a deep saucepan. Add the zest of one lemon, sugar and 4 eggs and beat well.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and start cooking the mixture, stirring continuously.
  3. This process takes 12-15 minutes.
  4. It is ready when it starts to thicken and the curd covers the back of the spoon.
  5. Remove the curd from the oven and pour it through a sieve in order to have a perfectly smooth curd, without the lemon zest or pulp, and also without some traces of cooked egg J
  6. Cut the butter into cubes, and fold it in the lemon curd while it is still hot.
  7. View the recipe instructions at Mandarina

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