How to Make Lemon Curd in a Thermomix

I have always loved making lemon curd – it’s so versatile!! Sometimes I like to make a batch and give it away as a yummy little foodie gift for friends, but other times it gets all used up in my desserts.ย This is such a simple recipe. I mean, everything is simple in the Thermomix, but this is really simple!

TB Lemon Curd

Don’t worry if your lemon curd is still a little runny after the cooking time, it will firm on standing.

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Once you’ve made your lemon curd, pour it into a sterilised jar and keep it in the fridge for 2 weeks (but I promise you that it will never ever last that long!).

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You can use lemon curd in lemon meringue pie, lemon cupcakes, dolloped onto ice-cream, slathered onto scones, swirled through a cheesecake… or pretty much anything else you can think of!!

How to Make Lemon Curd in a Thermomix

Learn how to make Lemon Curd in a Thermomix with this easiest lemon curd recipe!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Thermomix Recipes by Thermobliss


  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 extra egg yolks
  • 165 g caster sugar
  • 80 g unsalted butter , chilled
  • 90 g lemon juice juice of 2 lemons - approx 6 tablespoons


  • Peel the 2 lemons with a peeler and place the zest into the Thermomix bowl.
  • Finely grate on Speed 10 for 10 seconds.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until only a very fine zest remains.
  • Add the eggs, extra egg yolks, caster sugar, butter and lemon juice and cook on Speed 5, 10 minutes, 80 degrees.
  • Check the lemon curd and if it's still very runny, cook for a further 1-2 minutes on Speed 5, 90 degrees.
  • Pour lemon curd through a strainer (to remove any remaining zest) and into a sterilised jar.
  • This will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Comments 38

  1. Any reason why my curd still has chunks of rind in it! I milled it until it was fine. Anyway I can fix it? I want it smooth to fill macarons

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      Hi V, if you strain it through a fine sieve, it will get rid of any last little bits. It depends on the type of lemon you use! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. 5 stars
      I love this recipe! I use a Microplane to zest the lemon – an extra step well worth the effort (no more effort than straining and a lot less messy) because I love the smooth creamy texture! I just made three different recipes and had a number of friends sample….yours was #1! YUM!!!

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  2. Amazing!! Thank you!
    Has anyone made a big batch for this? Do I just increase the cooking time to 30mins if I want three servi

  3. HI
    can you please give an ml amount for the lemons as my lemons up here in the tropics are the size of large oranges

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      Hi Clare, haha yes the tropical lemons are massive!!! I’ve just updated the recipe to help. 1 lemon = 3 tablespoons of juice (so for this recipe you’ll need 6 tablespoons). ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. The recipe says 6tbsp of zest rather than juice. I know itโ€™s a couple of years ago, but not everyone will read the comments.

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  4. Help please….just made Lemon curd in my Thermomix TM21.
    Doubled the quantities and added a bit more lemon juice as it needed more ‘tang’ but it has finished with a floury taste.
    Any ideas where Ive gone wrong?

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      Hi Susan, unfortunately I can’t properly answer your question as I’ve never used a TM 21 before. I have a TM31 and Lauren has a TM5. It may have been due to the change in quantities, potentially the type of lemons used, or differences in the machines. Sorry I can’t be of any more help!!

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  5. Made this for Christmas hampers, and it’s delish! My batch was a bit Tangy-er than usual curd but nice! Almost like sherbert. I would highly recommend caster sugar. I used icing sugar and then sieved it purely because I had no caster at the time- This worked but was effort. Thanks for great recipe

  6. I love this recipe and have been knocking out jar after jar but I am wanting to double the recipe, does that mean I simply double the cooking time ?

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      Hi Fiona, I wouldnt double the time. Have a play around adding a couple of minutes at a time and see how you go!

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  8. Hey guys
    If you have a thermomix or even a nutribullet then you just put normal sugar into it for a few seconds and hey presto – you have caster sugar, go a few more seconds – whalla – you have icing sugar…..

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  10. Love love the recipe.
    Just wondering if you have preferred lemon variety, I have a meyer lemon tree but they are so sweet I’d like a little more tang

    1. Hi Nerissa, to be honest I have never actually made this recipe with Meyer Lemons, I just use a ‘regular’ variety x

  11. Hi all
    I love lemon anything! This is a fantastic recipe and very easy, thanks. Just a note worth mentioning for some who may like it….I didnโ€™t strain the rind out but did grind very well! Thank again

  12. Hi all
    I love lemon anything! This is a fantastic recipe and very easy, thanks. Just a note worth mentioning for some who may like it….I didnโ€™t strain the rind out but did grind very well! Thanks again

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