Lemon Curd

After eating sugar-free for so long, my palette is… not normal. Things that I think are delicious are apparently not at all delicious if you’re not a keto eater (like my microwaved Costco protein bars). However, this lemon curd has gotten 100% rave reviews from non-keto eaters. I have completely bamboozled sugar eaters into enjoying this lemon curd and they did not know it was sugar free. It’s legit, and I’m so excited to finally be sharing it on the blog because it is surely one of my very favourite recipes that I have in my arsenal. Keto-friendly or otherwise. It’s just that good. It’s sunshine in a jar, and one of my all time favourite treats.

It comes together fairly quickly, although it does need to be fully chilled before you can enjoy it. It also requires some careful attention, as it’s easy to burn or overcook. That being said, if you watch what you’re doing and go step by step it’s super easy. I’ve made this recipe after dinner on a weeknight to use the next morning and it’s added all of 15 minutes to my time in the kitchen. The most common question I get is what do you DO with it if you can’t have crackers or toast? I love this on vanilla ice cream (Halo Top is very good if you don’t want to make your own, but it’s higher in carbs for sure… although it’s the only kind of keto friendly option we have in Canada for store bought). I also love it with plain whipped cream and berries. It’s good to top off a scoop of Greek yogurt. I don’t have a waffle maker but if I did you bet I would be putting it on chaffle as well! Then there’s always the sneaky answer – low carb toast! I get a brand from the low carb grocery that is 1 net carb per slice and it’s not bad. The best one can really hope for with some items. Leave me a comment below if you have any other ideas of what low carb options would go great with lemon curd and I’ll give them a go!

Lemon Curd

The classic, but sugar-free and totally keto-friendly!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh or from a bottle) I’ve used both, it truly turns out the same
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute I have used powdered and granular Swerve, as well as granular Lakanto Monkfruit
  • 1/2 tsp liquid stevia
  • 1 stick unsalted butter Salted will do just fine
  • dash salt Omit if your butter is salted


  • Add egg yolks, lemon juice, sugar substitute, stevia and salt if using it to a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat and grab a whisk to keep handy
  • Slice up the stick of butter and add to the saucepan and allow to melt – you can stir gently to prevent boiling but do not whisk
  • Once the butter has completely melted, begin to whisk vigorously until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (just a couple minutes, it happens quite quickly)
  • Pass through a fine mesh strainer into jars and allow to chill in the fridge for at least for hours – then enjoy!
Keyword keto

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