Lemon curd is easy to make for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It can be used in many different dessert recipes and is delicious on its own. It’s also great stirred in with yogurt. You’re going to love it!

A lot of lemon curd recipes call for just using egg yolks. I’ve always just used the entire egg, but you can definitely just use yolks if you plan to use the whites for something else like meringue.  Just increase to four yolks instead of three eggs.

SCD Lemon Curd

Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo, SCD
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 large eggs (increase to 4 if only using yolks)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 6 tbsp butter (or coconut oil for Paleo)


  1. Beat eggs, lemon juice, and honey at high speed for 1 - 2 minutes

  2. Chop butter into six pieces - 1 piece for each tablespoon

  3. Place egg mixture into a medium saucepan

  4. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 8 - 10 minutes until mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon

  5. Remove from heat

  6. Stir in butter pieces one at a time until butter is completely melted and mixture is combined

  7. Pour mixture into a large bowl, or several small bowls to make individual servings

  8. Allow to cool to room temperature

  9. Place in refrigerator and chill for at least an hour before serving

  10. Store in refrigerator

Sherry Lipp
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Sherry Lipp

Sherry is a writer/blogger specializing in entertainment and food writing. She has been following a gluten, grain, and sugar-free diet for over 15 years and is the author of Don't Skip Dessert: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free & Sugar-Free Sweet Treats. She also enjoys writing about movies and television. You can find her entertainment articles at cinemalowdown.com.

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  1. How long will lemon curd last in refrigerator? Thanks!

    1. I only have had in for a few days. It’s mostly eggs so I would say 3 – 4 days.

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