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Homemade Clean Eating Lemon Curd with Honey

Sweet and tangy, this lemon curd is free from refined sugar, but tastes like the traditional lemon curd you had growing up
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Sweet
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies


  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoon coconut oil softened


  • In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the eggs, honey, and lemon zest until it is light in colour
  • Add in the lemon juice and coconut oil, and whisk to combine
  • Cook the lemon mixture over a med-low heat, whisking continuously until it thickens and there are small bubbles on the surface. This can take up to 20 minutes.
  • Once the curd has reached the desired level of thickness, pour it through a strainer placed on top of a large bowl. It should be thick enough that you have to push it through the strainer with a spatula (see notes)
  • Pop the strained curd into an airtight container with a lid and into the fridge to cool
  • Keep stored in an airtight container with a lid in the fridge for about a week. I have also had success with freezing


What Type of Lemons?
I used the more bitter lemons, as that is what I had on hand, and I also like a bit of bite to my curd.
If you prefer your lemon curd to be sweeter, then use Meyer lemons
This needs to be whisked constantly or you will end up with bits of cooked egg in your lemon curd, which is less than desirable. 
Why Strain?
Straining is an optional step to remove the zest from the lemon curd. 
If you are not opposed to having lemon zest in your curd then you can skip this step.
This is also useful if you have managed to end up with some pieces of cooked egg in the mixture, and allows you to have a completely smooth curd.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.4g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 9.4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 27mg | Sugar: 9.6g