Easiest Lemon Curd Recipe for Thermomix

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Lemon curd is a deliciously sweet and tangy spread which can be used to fill tarts, spread onto scones or simply eat it by the spoonful! 

Lemon curd in glass jar with spoon on light wood background

Making lemon curd in the Thermomix is so much easier than the traditional stovetop method. The ingredients are simply added to the bowl and the machine does all the work. It’s almost failure proof as there is no chance of burning the curd or making scrambled eggs accidentally.

How to Use Lemon Curd

Try these serving suggestions for a decadent dessert variation;

  1. with scones and cream
  2. over Ice-cream
  3. as a filling for sponge cake
  4. in pastry shells
  5. on pavlova
  6. in a trifle (see pic below)
  7. macaron filling

Lemon curd trifle with mascarpone and meringue

Common Questions About Lemon Curd

Does lemon curd thicken in the fridge?

Yes! Don’t worry if your curd looks more like a sauce when it has finished cooking. It’s normal for it to be quite liquid whilst hot. Once the curd has been refrigerated it will thicken and become opaque.

Does lemon curd need to be refrigerated?

Homemade curd should be refrigerated as preservatives have not been added to the mixture and there isn’t enough sugar act as an effective preservative. Also, the recipe includes butter and eggs which are best kept in the fridge.

How long does lemon curd last?

Sterilised glass jars with an adequate seal will allow the recipe to be stored in the fridge for up to three months. Once the jars are opened they should be consumed within two weeks are the curd will start to discolour.

Lemon curd in jar with lemons in a wire basket beside

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Lemon curd in glass jar with spoon on light wood background
Thermomix Lemon Curd Recipe
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
18 mins

Lemon curd is a deliciously sweet and tangy spread which can be used to fill tarts, spread onto scones or simply eat it by the spoonful! 

Course: Dessert, Snack, Sweet
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: Curd, Lemon, Lemon curd, Thermomix breakfast, Thermomix recipe
Servings: 30 Tablespoons
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 10 g lemon rind Approx 1 lemon (avoid including the white pith)
  • 180 g sugar
  • 130 g lemon juice Approx 3 lemons
  • 125 g butter I prefer salted butter (cut into 2 cm cubes)
  • 3 eggs
  1. Remove the rind from one lemon with a sharp knife.

  2. Place sugar and lemon rind in TM bowl. Blitz 5 sec/Speed 9.

  3. Scrape down the bowl.

  4. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl. Combine 10 sec/Speed 6.

  5. Cook 15min/80˚C/Speed 2.5.

  6. Transfer the curd into clean, sterilised glass jars and refrigerate.

Recipe Notes


Store in the fridge for up to 3 months unopened.

Once opened consume within 2 weeks.

Have you tried passionfruit curd? If you like my lemon curd you’re sure to love my recipe for passionfruit curd.

Passionfruit curd in a glass jar on a wooden background

Passionfruit curd

If you make my recipe please let me know what you think in the comments section below. I would also love to hear what you like to eat with your lemon curd. Rating the recipe lets others know if they should make the dish 🙂

Thank you once again.

Happy Cooking, Julie

7 thoughts on “Easiest Lemon Curd Recipe for Thermomix”

  1. Keilly Pownall says:

    I made your passion fruit curd -easy and delicious! For my preference it was not quite thick enough. Would adding an extra egg make it set thicker? Going to try your lemon curd thus weekend.

    1. Hi Keilly,
      Thanks for your comment, I’m pleased you like the flavour and the ease of making the recipe. You will find that once the passionfruit goes into the fridge and cools completely that it becomes quite a bit thicker as the butter in the recipe helps to set the custard further. Happy cooking 🙂

  2. Sammy says:

    Hi I absolutely love your lemon curd recipe it’s a firm favourite in our house. I have tried the passionfruit one but found even after days in the fridge it was very liquidy. Is there a way to counteract this?

    1. Hi Sammy, I’m really not sure when this would have happened?? Usually, the butter added in the last stage makes the curd set a little further once the custard has cooled in the fridge. I will try it again and get back to you 🙂

  3. OMG! Yum.
    So easy to make.
    Using it for scones tomorrow and then I will make lemon tarts.

    1. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know 🙂

    2. Yum! I wish I was eating them with you!! Try the Gemma’s Fluffy Scone recipe on this website. It’s my favourite.

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