Paleo Lemon Curd

This decadent treat has the refreshing flavor of lemons and a light sweetness. This lemon curd is made with coconut oil, honey and fresh lemons!

I don’t know about you but summer makes me crave food and drinks that leave me saying “Ahhhhh!”. I just want refreshing! Well, this lemon curd is just that. It’s not too sweet and it leaves you with a bit of a puckered mouth, which is exactly what I want! The lemon curd is sooooo creamy and decadent, I have to stop myself from eating it with a spoon. With only 6 ingredients, this is a delicious little treat you can make in 15 minutes!

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You’re going to begin by melting your coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk in your eggs one at a time, then add in the lemon juice, zest and salt. Once combined you can increase the heat to medium. Make sure to whisk the entire time it’s over the heat or you’ll end up with scrambled eggs instead of lemon curd! It should take about 10 minutes for the mixture to thicken  (you might want to give the curd a little taste to make sure you don’t want to add a bit more honey, just don’t burn your tongue). At this point you’re going to remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the curd into a container of your choosing. Don’t skip straining! It’s going to remove the zest from your curd and any little bits of egg that might have cooked. Allow to cool before storing in the refrigerator.

What to do with lemon curd:

  drizzle over my Vanilla Mug Cake

use it to make my Paleo Lemon Tart

stir into yogurt or cottage cheese

top cookies or crackers

pour over ice cream

This decadent treat has the refreshing flavor of lemons and a light sweetness. This lemon curd is made with coconut oil, honey and fresh lemons!

This decadent treat has the refreshing flavor of lemons and a light sweetness. This lemon curd is made with coconut oil, honey and fresh lemons!
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Paleo Lemon Curd
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A decadent treat that has the refreshing flavor of lemons and a light sweetness. This lemon curd is made with coconut oil, honey and fresh lemons!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs (room temp.)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Zest and juice your lemons. Set aside. 

  2. Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. Whisk in eggs one at a time. 

  3. Continue whisking while adding the lemon juice, honey, zest and salt. 

  4. After about 10 to 15 minutes of whisking the mixture will begin to thicken. Remove from heat and strain into a container of your choosing. 

  5. Allow to cool before covering and storing in refrigerator. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to whisk the entire time your curd is over the heat or you'll end up with scrambled eggs! 

 

Once the mixture has thickened, give a little taste test and adjust flavors as needed (don't burn your tongue!). 

 

The lemon curd will continue to thicken as it cools. 

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This decadent treat has the refreshing flavor of lemons and a light sweetness. This lemon curd is made with coconut oil, honey and fresh lemons!

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