This Paleo Lemon Curd is just plain delightful. The sunshine-hued sweet blends the creaminess of butter, the tartness of citrus, and the richness of egg yolk to make a treat fit for high tea. Or eating right out of the bowl while you sit in sweatpants on the couch. I won't judge you.
Brunch or Dessert?
I whip up a batch of this Paleo Lemon Curd nearly every month because both the fella and I love it so much. I also really appreciate when you can't distinguish whether something is a brunch food or a dessert, and this Lemon Curd recipe falls squarely in that category. It's lovely layered in a parfait with berries and granola, swirled into ice cream, and on top of scones, shortbread, and pancakes.
Make easy work of zesting lemons
If you want to make things easy on yourself, I highly suggest you invest in a microplane as it will make a much quicker job of zesting lemons. For years I zested lemons and other fruit on a traditional fine grater and hated every second of it until I finally broke down and bought a microplane. I have this one from Amazon and use it weekly. I zest the lemon peel right into a storage container that I keep in my freezer, so if I'm feeling extra lazy when I make a batch, I generally have enough stored to just skip that step. If you're looking for a good citrus juicer, this is the one I use.
A note for special diets
This Paleo Lemon Curd is refined sugar-free and friendly for Paleo and SIBO diets. If you'd like to make this more Keto-friendly, the honey may be swapped for Stevia.
Stored properly in the refrigerator, this Paleo Lemon Curd should keep for about a week.
Paleo Lemon Curd
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Category: Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: British
- Diet: Gluten Free
This Paleo Lemon Curd is just plain delightful. The sunshine-hued sweet blends the creaminess of butter, the tartness of citrus, and the richness of egg yolk to make a treat fit for high tea.
- Melt butter over low heat.
- Remove butter from heat and whisk in lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey until well-incorporated.
- Add egg yolks and return to low heat, whisking continuously until curd begins to thicken.
- Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a glass storage bowl, using your whisk to help move the curd through the strainer.
- Let your mixture cool before popping in the fridge.
The curd will thicken slightly in the fridge and will become slightly more granular as it cools. Give it a quick stir before spooning onto other dishes and it will be velvety smooth.
Nutritional information on Whip & Wander is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
- Serving Size: ¼ cup
- Calories: 190
- Sugar: 9 g
- Sodium: 35 mg
- Fat: 17 g
- Saturated Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 11 g
- Protein: 3 g
- Cholesterol: 125 mg
Keywords: lemon, honey, lemon curd
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says
Lemon curd just screams summer to me! This looks like such a great addition to tea time or breakfast. And I just love that vibrant yellow color!
I tried making lemon curd in the microwave once and it was an utter disaster! LOL Maybe its time I try it again - only with your awesome recipe this time!
Whitney Bond says
Lemon curd is sooooo good! I love the idea of using honey as a sweetener instead of sugar!
Abby @ WinsteadWandering says
I love homemade lemon curd! I've never tried making it with anything other than sugar, though, and I'm intrigued by that idea!
Elaine @ Dishes Delish says
I love lemon zest so much not only because it tastes so delicious, but it reminds me of my grandmother! Your recipe looks similar to hers (at least what I remember about it) I can't wait to try your recipe!!
This looks very interesting! I've never tried something like this, I will have to try it out!
Becca Wilson says
I have never had a lemon curd before but this looks like it is amazing. Definitely giving it a try!
I haven't had lemon curd in forever. Will definitely need to make this!
I cannot wait to try this! It looks so yummy!
Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor says
I love lemon curd, yet I have never made it myself. So I will have to try this summer.
I do enjoy the fresh tart taste of lemon curd. Going have make some now
Just looking at this makes me happy! The colour is incredible, so vibrant! And this would be just ideal on my morning pancakes!
This sweet treat looks so amazing and perfect for Spring. The idea of putting it into a parfait has me craving it for dessert tonight!
Whip & Wander says
We love layering it in a parfait with yogurt and fruit.
Jessica Formicola says
This lemon curd is so perfect for spring!
Saving this recipe. Looks great.
Julie I Aloha Lovely says
Looks so delish! I love all things lemon so I bet this would be no exception. Will have to try it out! Thanks girl!
Evelyn, PathofPresence says
I can almost taste the sweet and sour goodness in my tongue! Looks delicious - will need to give it a try??
Courtney Buechle says
This looks amazing and has me craving summer! I love lemon!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE lemon curd! I always grab a jar when I'm doing afternoon tea! I hadn't thought to make it myself. I like to put it on scones. Yum!
Claire @ The Simple, Sweet Life says
Lemon curd is one of my absolute favorites. Everything about it is just so... SUNNY! I've never tried sweetening it with raw honey but I'm definitely going to have to give that a try the next time around!