Lemon curd is tangy, sweet and really tastes of summer. I love to put lemon curd on cakes, pancakes and more sweets. But even a simple yoghurt gets a bold flavour with a spoon of lemon curd. For this lemon curd I did not use only lemons but also used some orange and lime. This makes for a more orange curd with a sweeter flavour.
Lemon thyme in the kitchen
I always grow herbs in small pots to use in the kitchen. And besides normal thyme I also have a some lemon thyme growing wild and big in my garden. Lemon thyme I often use in a lemon couscous, for grilled chicken, or in this case for a citrus curd. Lemon thyme has a great lemony smell and has small soft leaves. A great herb to have in the herb garden and to use in the kitchen 🙂
Easy to make lemon curd
In this recipe I used a combination of lemon, lime and oranges. But of course you can replace the oranges with more lemon or vice versa. This basic recipe is a good one to experiment with. And once you know how easy it is to make your own lemon curd you will not buy it in the store anymore. Also, when you have a fancy jar this citrus curd makes for a nice home made present.
Lemon curd with orange and thymePrint Recipe
- 4 egg yolks
- Zest and juice of 1 small orange
- Juice of 1 lime
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 225 grams of sugar
- 115 grams of butter
- 1 tablespoon of lemon thyme leaves
Put a small saucepan on a low heat and add all the ingredients except for the thyme leaves
Once the butter is melted and the sugar is incorporated slowly turn up the heat to a medium heat, while stirring
The curd should be simmering slowly
Add the thyme leaves
Let the curd simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly
After 15 minutes, turn off the heat, the curd may look runny, but once it is cooled it will thicken
When the curd is cooled slightly transfer it into a jar or container and keep it in the fridge, it will keep for several weeks
If you want to preserve the citrus curd for a longer period use a warm sterilized jar to pour the citrus curd in. When you want to preserve make sure the citrus curd is hot when you pour it into a hot jar. Screw the top on firmly, and let it cool upside down. This way the citrus curd can be stored for months.