Low Fat Lemon Curd

Lemon curd
Lemon curd

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 13 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
107 Calories
1g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 66mg 332%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 221mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Traditionally, lemon curd is a lusciously thick and rich spread. And no wonder: it's full of eggs and butter. So with fewer eggs and no butter, here's a quick and easy light lemon curd that makes a great filling for mini phyllo tart shells, or a deliciously sweet yet tart spread for whole-grain toast.


  • 2 large lemons, juiced and strained

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 4 tablespoons lemon zest

Steps to Make It

  1. Place strained lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat on low and stir until sugar has dissolved.

  2. Lightly beat egg in a medium bowl.

  3. Remove lemon syrup from heat and pour slowly into beaten egg while stirring the mixture with a whisk. Continue to whisk by hand for one minute.

  4. Return mixture to saucepan; add lemon zest, and heat on low until it thickens―about two minutes.

  5. Remove from heat. Transfer to a container and cover (to prevent a skin from forming), then refrigerate.

  6. Makes 1 cup of low fat lemon curd.

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