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eggless lemon curd in white ramekin

Easy Eggless Lemon Curd

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Lemon Curd is so easy to make! This Easy Eggless Lemon Curd has just three ingredients and whips up in just 15 minutes!


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon zest


  1. In a saucepan, mix together the sugar, water and cornstarch.
  2. Bring it to a boil on low-medium heat and whisk constantly.  This mixture needs to get fairly thick - almost like a thick pudding consistency.
  3. When the mixture thickens, reduce your heat to low and stir/whisk for another minute.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat, place in a non-metallic bowl and add lemon juice and zest.
  5. Allow your lemon curd to cool and thicken at room temperature.
  6. Store in your fridge for up to 3 days.


  • Zest your lemons first, then juice them.  

Keywords: eggless lemon curd, lemon curd

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