Easiest Lemon Curd Recipe for Thermomix

Published , Last Updated

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. 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

Let’s Connect!

Don’t forget to tag me on social media if you make any Thermokitchen recipes! I love chatting and seeing your pictures. #Thermokitchen

For more delicious Thermomix recipe inspirations LETS CONNECT on;


Image of the three stages of making lemon curd Thermomix

4.93 from 13 votes
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
Calories: 70 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 10 g lemon rind Approx 1 lemon (avoid including the white pith)
  • 190 g sugar
  • 120 g lemon juice Approx 3 lemons
  • 135 g butter I prefer salted butter (cut into 1 cm cubes)
  • 6 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. Cook 5 mins/75 degree/Speed 3.

  5. Remove lid and dry condensation. Cook 15 min/80˚C/Speed 3 (MC OUT).

  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.

Nutrition Facts
Thermomix Lemon Curd Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

I hope you have enjoyed this recipe! Please come back and let me know what you thought. By reviewing and rating the recipe you let others know if it’s worth trying. PLUS if you hit the heart button in the corner or share to social media your friends may find a new recipe they love also.

Thank you for visiting xx

Happy Cooking

j xx

35 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. 5 stars
    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.

  4. Di says:

    5 stars
    I made the passionfruit curd worked fine I did only use 70g of passionfruit because that’s all I had but tasted absolutely delicious will definitely use this recipe again Thank you 😊

    1. Hi Di!
      I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks s much for coming back and letting me know 🙂
      Happy Cooking

  5. teresa grant says:

    5 stars
    I have made the passion fruit curd it’s delicious mine set really well 10/10 from me. I have lots of lemons now so I will be making the lemon curd hopefully this weekend

  6. Helene says:

    5 stars
    Seriously delicious! I will definitely be making this recipe again! So good and the consistency is excellent. I know what I’m having on my fresh homemade bread! ❤️

    1. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe.

  7. Anthea Sheldon says:

    Can you please tell me which model Thermomix you use? I have a TM5

    1. All the recipes have been tested in the TM5 and TM6. The recipes in my books have been tested on the TM31 also.

  8. Lisa says:

    Made this today for a lemon meringue pie. Dont know what went wrong but was still runny even after being in the fridge..
    Still taste yummy just need to set a little firmer.

    1. Hi Lisa
      Thank you for your message, this is a curd-like a jam, still a soft set consistency for spreading on scones etc.
      Lemon filling for a Lemon meringue pie is a different recipe and uses cornflour to set it.
      I will have to make a lemon meringue pie for the site! It’s one of my husbands favourite desserts.
      Happy Cooking

  9. Suzie says:

    4 stars
    Thank you for this delicious recipe! We have made batches for all our neighbours, so easy and so yummie!!

  10. Alli B says:

    Beautiful. I made this curd for use in a Limoncello Dessert recipe. The extra was devoured by us with many oohs& aaah’s of delight. Will definitely use this recipe again. Blooming lovely !!

  11. Beth carter says:

    5 stars
    Worked out really great for me but I found it very sweet, if I cut back on sugar would it still set Ok. Otherwise a lovely recipe. First time I have ever made lemon butter.

    1. Hi Beth
      Thank you for coming back and commenting. Yes, the curd would still set and be lovely with less sugar. The only thing to be wary about is that lemons vary in levels of sweet and sour.
      Happy cooking

  12. Melanie says:

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe thank-you! My attempts to cut off some lemon rind were hopeless though, so I just used a microplane to remove the zest of one lemon. Enjoyed it on a fresh baked scone with whipped cream (and maybe a fair bit straight off the spoon!)

  13. Steph says:

    I made Lemon curd using your recipe and it’s PERFECT!
    I also made a batch of orange curd Which turned out a little runnier but it’s because I used slightly less sugar… it’s still delicious though. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Sue Chamberlain says:

    I just finishing making this lemon curd recipe and the result is fantastic. The smooth texture and fresh taste were super delicious. It was so easy in the Thermomix👵🏻💙😀

  15. Renae says:

    Hi, did you change the instructions for this recently? I’m using a TM31 and this has always been perfect but it looks like the recipe has been updated?

    1. Hi Renae,
      thank you for your message and for using my recipe! I havent changed it since it was originally put up on the site. I have made a YouTube video as this is a quite popular recipe where I discuss some ideas for it to work 100% of the time
      Julie xx

  16. Betty Pham says:

    I just made this it is delicious thank you!!

  17. Robyn says:

    5 stars
    I have dietary issues, hence made the recipe with Nuttelex rather than butter. Still absolutely delicious. Used to fill meringue nests then topped with raspberries. Quick & easy dessert that can be assembled on the spot.

  18. Grace says:

    Can it be frozen?

    1. Sorry Grace, I don’t know. I haven’t tried freezing the lemon curd.

  19. Nicolette says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Used it on my pavlova

  20. Christeen says:

    5 stars
    Today I made both your lemon curd and your Passionfruit curd in my TM31, and followed your recipes as written except I did the first 5 minutes at 70 instead of 75 ; both turned out beautifully and taste amazing; I got 3x 225 ml jars for each . I’ve tried many of the Thermomix curd recipes this is the best ! Thanks

    1. YUM!! You did have a very productive day in the kitchen. I love having the curd with cream on scone!!
      Thank you for rating the recipe

  21. Sam says:

    5 stars
    Oops I maybe ate about 1/4 cup like custard…. It didn’t fit in my jar! What’s a girl to do??
    Needless to say it was delicious. I love it in my Greek yoghurt.

    1. Haha!
      That sounds like the best thing to do! Yum! So pleased you like the recipe. I love the idea of adding it to your Greek yoghurt! Yum!
      Thanks so much for sharing

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Other Great Thermo Kitchen recipes

ThermoKitchen Recipe Book

Two new ThermoKitchen cookbooks now available!


Never miss a recipe!

Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest free recipes delivered straight to your inbox!

    © 2021 ThermoKitchen - Online TM6 Specialist All Rights Reserved | ADMIN