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Keto Lemon Curd Recipe

Quick and Easy, the Best Keto Lemon Curd Recipe that is Light, Creamy, Flavorful, and Tangy is done in just a few Minutes. Entirely Gluten-Free, Low Carb and perfect for people with Diabetes, this Delicious Sugar-Free Lemon Curd is Ideal not only for Desserts but great for making Ice Cream or used as a Spread on one of our Keto Bread Slices.

Sugar-Free Lemon Curd with fresh lemons.
Keto Lemon Curd Recipe

Top up one of our chia puddings or cheesecake, spread it on a keto farmers bread, or simply pour over ice cream or whipped cream. You will realize this is another one of the staples in your kitchen, you would have to have almost all the time. 

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Sugar-free lemon curd recipe

Our lemon curd recipe needing only 4 ingredients to create, is an excellent addition to any low carb desserts or keto baked goods you can imagine. I have already made perfectly delicious lemon curd cupcakes, where each cupcake is filled with this delightful smooth dessert spread. 

This homemade easy keto lemon curd is one delight and lasts for over a week in the fridge. Done in less than a few minutes, even if you have never loved lemon curd ever, now it is all going to change. Whip up one whenever you have an extensive amount of lemons in your kitchen. 

What is a lemon curd?

Regular Lemon curd recipe is a spread cooked from the mixture of eggs and lemons. Adding a small amount of sugar or sweetener together with butter will allow you to whip up a smooth, flavorful thick sweet sauce with a slight tingling taste from lemon zest. 

The combinations of zest, lemon, and sweetener compliment its flavor, so a good one will be surprised. 

Is lemon curd keto friendly?

Even though lemons are perfect in the keto lifestyle, original lemon curd is far from keto. Filled with sugar and sometimes even a fresh sweetened juice and starches, it would be challenging to even add a tiny bit into the low-carb lifestyle.

The great news is that if you continue reading further and follow my wonderful recipe, you can whip up perfectly thick lemon curd in no time with only 1 net carb. A curd that is not only keto but entirely sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb and would not raise the blood sugar in diabetics. 

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Easy Recipe for Lemon Curd

How many carbs are in sugar free lemon curd?

Taking our easy keto lemon curd recipe into the consideration, our entire recipe makes 4 portions. 

One portion, which is approximately a quarter of a cup contains only 1 gram of carbohydrates. Having no fiber, this comes to 1 gram of net carbs per portion. 

What sweetener is best for making low carb lemon curd?

As lemon curd is a smooth, creamy spread or a sauce, it is crucial to use suitable sweeteners. 

Some sugar substitutes, especially erythritol, melt perfectly while cooking but will recrystallize after cooling.

Allulose is the best sweetener for its smoothness and without grittiness after cooling.

If you do not have pure allulose on hand, a mixture of monk fruit sweetener and allulose would be my second choice.

A pinch of pure stevia will add a bit more sweetness if needed.

But if only other sweeteners are available, powdering them before cooking helps dearly. 

Desserts with lemon curd

Using lemon curd as a basic ingredient, you can make:

  • Lemon curd cupcakes
  • Lemon curd cake
  • Cheesecake with lemon curd
  • Lemon meringue pie
  • Lemon curd ice cream
  • Pie with lemon curd filling
  • Lemon tart
  • Pound cake with lemon curd icing
  • Lemon mousse
Homemade Lemon Curd in a jar.
Keto Lemon Curd

How to make perfect keto lemon curd?

Our sugar-free keto lemon curd recipe needs just 4 ingredients only. Filled with lemon flavor like never before, you are going to love this recipe for sure.

This favorite keto lemon curd is a delicious low carb recipe that I love to make for lemon desserts. The texture to the curd is thick and creamy and it has a tart, yet sweet flavor. To make this delicious keto lemon curd takes only a few minutes.

When low carb lemon curd recipe is finished, it is perfect for spreading onto cakes or cheesecakes or drizzling over fresh fruit. It can also be used as a topping for waffles or pancakes. Homemade lemon curd is so versatile and adds an amazing flavor to any desserts or low carb meals.

Sugar-free lemon curd kitchen gadgets needed:

  • Cooking pot
  • Strainer
  • Mason jar

Keto lemon curd ingredients needed:

  • Butter
  • Sweetener
  • Lemon zest
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Egg yolks

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING AN EASY RECIPE FOR LEMON CURD

First step: Prepare all ingredients

First, prepare all of your ingredients. 

Make sure you use fresh lemon juice and lemon zest from the organic lemons. 

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Second step: Melt sweetener with butter

Add the butter with a sweetener – allulose in our case – into a saucepan over low heat. 

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Lemon Curd Recipe

Third step: Add the rest ingredients and cook 

Once the sugar and butter are melted, add lemon zest, lemon juice, and 3 egg yolks. Whisk it all together and cook on low heat until it thickens. 

Be aware that the thickening will intensify after cooling much more. 

Remove from heat and let it cool. Pour into the glass container and mason jar, close and store in your fridge for up to a week. 

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Lemon Curd

Tips and Tricks for sugar-free keto lemon curd:

  • Deeper color – use free range eggs
  • Strain – in case any lumps
  • Smooth – In case you would like to smooth lemon zest as well, use a hand mixer
  • Thicker – cook longer to cook out the extra water content
  • Whole egg – even though I have not used whole egg, some recipes calls for both eggs and egg yolk for even thicker and extra gooey texture.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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How do you store lemon curd?

Once you make the curd, try to use it on the day to get the best lemon curd flavors. But if still some is left no worries.Our homemade keto lemon curd can be stored after it cools down in a glass container inside your fridge for up to a week.

Can you freeze lemon curd?

You can, of course, freeze your lemon curd. The best is to fill smaller mason jars, so you have it easier once needed. 

Take one or two jars out of your freezer the night before you need them and let them thaw naturally. Whisk it after it has melted if you see water separation. 

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Yield: 1 cup

Keto Lemon Curd Recipe

Sugar-Free Lemon Curd with fresh lemons.

Quick and Easy, the Best Keto Lemon Curd Recipe that is Light, Creamy, Flavorful, and Tangy is done in just a few Minutes. Entirely Gluten-Free, Low Carb and perfect for people with Diabetes, this Delicious Sugar-Free Lemon Curd is Ideal not only for Desserts but great for making Ice Cream or used as a Spread on one of our Keto Bread Slices.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First, prepare all of your ingredients. Make sure you use fresh lemon juice and lemon zest from the organic lemons.
  2. Add the butter with a sweetener - allulose in our case - into a saucepan over low heat. 
  3. Once the sugar and butter are melted, add lemon zest, lemon juice, and 3 egg yolks. Whisk it all together and cook on low heat until it thickens. Be aware that the thickening will intensify after cooling much more. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Notes

  • Deeper color - use free range eggs
  • Strain - in case any lumps
  • Smooth - In case you would like to smooth lemon zest as well, use a hand mixer
  • Thicker - cook longer to cook out the extra water content
  • Whole egg - even though I have not used whole egg, some recipes calls for both eggs and egg yolk for even thicker and extra gooey texture.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 10gCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gProtein 0g

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