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Lemon Curd in a glass with a white bowl of lemons on a green background

Paleo Lemon Curd

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  • Author: Whip & Wander
  • 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.


  • 1/2 cup ghee (or unsalted butter if not strict Paleo)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 4 egg yolks


  1. Melt butter over low heat.
  2. Remove butter from heat and whisk in lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey until well-incorporated.
  3. Add egg yolks and return to low heat, whisking continuously until curd begins to thicken.
  4. 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.
  5. 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: 1/4 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