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Lemon curd in a wooden bowl.

How to Make Lemon Curd in a Thermomix

It couldn't be easier to make your own homemade lemon curd in the Thermomix with just 4 ingredients... and in less than 15 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British, Western
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 10 serves
Calories 147kcal


  • Thermomix


  • 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 2-3 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 4, 10 minutes, 80 degrees.
  • Check the lemon curd and if it's still very runny, cook for a further 1-2 minutes on Speed 4, 90 degrees.
  • Pour lemon curd through a strainer (to remove any remaining zest) and into a sterilised jar.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Straining the curd - This is an optional step but one I like to do because I love a smooth lemon curd without any remaining zest.
Place a fine strainer over a bowl. Pour the lemon zest into the strainer and allow the lemon curd to strain through (use a spoon to help push the curd through). Discard the zest in the strainer.
Thickening – once the cooking time has finished, your curd will appear quite runny, however, it will thicken upon cooling.
Storing – lemon curd can be stored in an unopened sterilised jar in the fridge for up to 3 months. Once opened, it should be consumed within 2 weeks.
Freezing – lemon curd can be frozen in a sterilised jar for up to 1 year. Place it in the fridge for 24 hours to thaw and then consume within 2 weeks.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg