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
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

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

26 thoughts on “Easiest Lemon Curd Recipe for Thermomix”

  1. 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!)

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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👵🏻💙😀

  4. 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

  5. Betty Pham says:

    I just made this it is delicious thank you!!

  6. 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.

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