Lemon Butter / Lemon Curd


September 21, 2014

Lemon Butter / Lemon Curd 5 0 5 41
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • 10 mins

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: Double Recipe Serves: 4-5 Small Jars or 3 Big Jars


~ This ingredients List is Doubled ~ :

8 Eggs (whisked)

1 1/2 Cups of White Sugar

3-4 Teaspoons Finely grated Lemon Rind

1 Cup of Lemon Juice ( = about 7-8 lemons)

250g Butter


1Grate the lemon Rind first then cut and juice the lemons ( make sure there are no pips! ).

2Crack 8 eggs into a bowl and whisk them.

3Pour ALL ingredients into the slow cooker

4Turn on High and constantly keep stirring until the Butter has completely melted.

5Once melted, turn slow cooker onto Low with a Tea Towel under the lid and leave for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until fairly thick.

6Stir every 20 minutes or so

7Once Lemon Butter is done, take the jars out of the oven and pour it in and put on the lid.

Let the jars COOL on the bench first - DO NOT put straight into the fridge or they will crack/explode.

1Once completely cool, put into fridge and you're all done!!

Sterilising Jars:

1Get some jars (about 3-4 for this recipe) wash them in boiling water, dry them, and put them in the oven at 100C for 10 minutes.

2The lids of the jars you put in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes not in the oven

3Make sure this is the 10 minutes before serving so that the jars are still very hot when your pour in the Lemon Butter.

4You can put Lemon Butter on anything like Toast, cakes, muffins, bread or just eat it out of the jar!

5Good Luck everyone! Hope you enjoy giving it a go!!

(Remember this recipe is doubled, so just half all ingredients if you're wanting to do the single recipe)

Submitted by Jessie Hooper


77 Reviews


July 31, 2022

Abundance of lemons on my tree so made this today.. so easy and tasty..Will definitely make again

While this isn’t my own recipe, I would think ripe would give more the intended taste Michelle so I’d wait for that x


June 26, 2022

I was given some lemons that were not quite ripe and haven’t ripened. Could I still use them?


June 25, 2022

Member storage tips!

Margaret said : this keeps in the fridge for 3 months or you freeze it in an ice cream container and just scoop its out as you need it

Kylie V

January 15, 2022

Delicious! First time making lemon curd. This has gone into my favorites


December 5, 2021

Made a batch of curd yesterday. It feels grainy, what have I done wrong? Cooked for about hour and half. Panicked a bit when I saw oil from the butter forming. Would the extra half hr cooking solve the issue?


November 20, 2021

I have made a little tweaks to this recipe and made lemon and lime butter.. Use half lemons and half limes the balance and taste is amazingly citric and tastes Devine..
For example I used 3 lemons and 4 limes which makes the approx 250ml of both freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice and finely grated 2 teaspoons of lemon and lime rind πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ


November 20, 2021

I absolutely love this recipe. Not only is it super easy it’s fool proof. You can use this lemon butter on toast, sandwiches and even top a cheesecake with it or make little tarts, the choices are endless. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.


November 20, 2021

This is the easiest Lemon Butter recipe I have ever used and delicious, I have put a spoonful on top of a cheesecake slice to serve as well, went down a treat.


November 3, 2021

This is fantastic! I made a half batch (4 eggs) in my 1.5l slow cooker with dairy free butter. It took 45 minutes and yielded 2 x 370g jars. It thickened very fast towards the end of that time so worth keeping a close eye on.


August 22, 2021

Absolutely yummy, hadn’t realised how much I miss Lemon Curd, mum used to put it inbetween her sponge cakes as well.


August 22, 2021

This is the most amazing recipe.
I make this dairy free for my daughter who has CMPA
I follow this exact recipe except I use 170g of dairy free butter
Every single person that has tried mine says its delicious


August 21, 2021

I am a lemon butter cook of over 40 yrs experience.
I also have developed a wonky wrist and hand . So the less stirring in this recipe attracted me.

I made it exactly as instructed and it is perfect.
It will be my go to recipe from now on.

Joanne Talarico

August 12, 2021

Have made this twice now and was delicious. Served on mini pavlovas for family night and was a huge hit.

Ellen Polomka

August 3, 2021

How long dose it last for please.

Michelle Grew

July 31, 2021

If you also sterilize your lids if the they have the pop top turning them upside-down overnight will allow them to seal like canning can last way longer and stored for Xmas gifts.

Anne Nixon

July 31, 2021

Easy and delicious!
Do you have a recipe for Orange Butter/Orange Curd?

Kim Gibson-Wills

July 29, 2021

OMG…thank you for this recipe…followed recipe exactly and it turned out devine…I ended up getting 8 x 120ml preserving jars perfectly πŸ˜πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ₯°

Jan Walton

July 27, 2021

I made this at the weekend. So easy and tastes yummy. I love it on toast.

Karen Cornish

July 15, 2021

I made this Lemon butter yesterday, it is very easy to make and is just delicious
Still have about 15 lemons left so will make more today lol πŸ‘πŸΌ


July 14, 2021

Love this recipe πŸ‘Œ
Brings back so many childhood memories of our family having this weekly on toast πŸ˜‹πŸ‹
Turned out beautifully and it was delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ‘Œ


June 11, 2021

Thanks Pauline. I just picked a bucket of lemons so I’ll make this tonight πŸ‘

Kathryn I got a bunch of answers together HERE for you πŸ™‚


May 31, 2021

Excuse my ignorance but can you use the lemon butter for fillings or is only a spread?


March 17, 2021

Made this today with limes instead of lemons. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you!

Christine Bowman

June 22, 2020

This is the best recipe ever…
Follow it and it’s a no fail
My handy hint is to warm the lemons after they have been zested in the microwave for a minute or so… heaps more juicer.!!

Losing the zest would take quite a hit of the lemon flavour out of it I think :/


June 19, 2020

I love this lemon butter. So flawless and easy! Definitely a reoccurrence in my house. However I’m wanting to make some for my grandfather whom doesn’t like lemon zest. Will leaving this out make any difference! Thanks. ☺️

Jodie Leemhuis

May 21, 2020

I have been making this recipe for the past few years now but I always forget to leave a review πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ Well not this time…it is far tooooo good to not be raved about πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ Love, love, love this recipe shared by Jessie Hooper and it makes plenty to share with family & friends as well. I absolutely loooove it on warm crumpets or toast and have also successfully used it to flavour a scrumptious lemon meringue fudge πŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ Makes wonderful gifts (cheap too) if you have a good lemon tree on hand. Highly recommend this recipe to all 😊 P.S: it only just fits in the 1.5Lt SC, so I now use my 3Lt SC when making this πŸ˜‰

Sue P

January 20, 2020

This is the best recipe for Lemon butter , so easy to do and so very tasty

Tracey Davies

December 14, 2019

Delish &;tangy! Perfect little pots of gold yumminess for Xmas pressies!
Followed recipe exactly = easy & perfect


December 9, 2019

This is the only recipe I use now, so easy and fail safe. I add a bit more lemon juice for a tangier taste, and thick enough for lemon meringue pie. This is the fist recipe my Miss 15 made in the sc.

Did you hit the little print icon top right first?
That delivers only recipe itself with no pics etc to save ink πŸ™‚
When I checked that now it included no reviews either


November 6, 2019

Just a caution if your printer delivers your printed sheets from last to first. I tried printing out just the ingredients and directions and wasted a e lot of toner and paper printing out so many good reviews!

Kitty H

August 12, 2019

I have recently made Lemon Curd/Butter following this recipe – Simple & quite Easy to make in the time specified.
Very tasty and loved by the family.
This recipe filled (NZ) 2 Mexican Salsa jars and 1 Dolmio Bechamel Sauce jar – to the brim. Enjoy!!


August 10, 2019

Could you use different sugar eg brown or raw sugar?

We have that recipe here >> Passionfruit butter


May 11, 2019

Absolutely amazing! It was so easy but sooo good.

Can you use the same base recipe for passion fruit butter?


April 23, 2019

Since you have to stir this every 20 mins could you just leave the lid off like when your making fudge instead of the whole tea towel under the lid thing. It just seems that if your going to be pulling off the lid and tea towel every 20 mins to stir/check on it you might aswell just leave the lid off and not bother with the tea towel trick at all or is there a specific reason for the lid in this recipe??


August 12, 2018

Made this yesterday, for the first time, ready for spreading on toast this morning. Left it a little longer in my 1.5l slow cooker to thicken more and it is absolutely beautiful! Definitely will be keeping this recipe.

Katrina Attard

July 27, 2018

Yum better than the bought stuff for sure!

Carolyne Fleming

July 21, 2018

Made lemon butter this morning and it had turned out fantastic. Last weekend I made it on the stove what a disaster didn’t thicken. It’s like a miracle and a ray of sunshine. Will be cooking again again love it.

It wouldn’t have the same flavour quality

Zaida Cobovic

June 5, 2018

Can you use store bought lemon juice for this?


May 12, 2018

saturaday morning fun – what else to do with lemons and gin lol yay lemon and gin curd
followed this recipe and included a few shots of gin – only second time I have made curd and it came out great – only tested it whilst cooking so still warm but tangy lemony and refreshing – no issues – so well impressed – fantastic and easy thank you for sharing it – will be using it from now on – made 6 and a half medium jars – cheers xg

Sharon lane

March 10, 2018

Made this today & it was so easy and tastes so good.


November 27, 2017

Have just made this recipe today and am very impressed,will never go back to the stove top again,thanks for sharing.


November 11, 2017

The food researchers (who are able to do lab tests) reckon lemon curd made the usual way will only keep four weeks in sealed jar in fridge.
It needs to reach 85 degrees while ‘cooking’ to be able to last eight weeks IN A FRIDGE.. I can’t see it lasting that long done by this method, but all comments seem to indicate you’re all eating it almost immediately. Either way, when not being eaten, it must always be kept in a fridge.


September 30, 2017

Once prepared how long can the filled jars be kept for?

Fiona Bolitho

September 28, 2017

Hi everyone l always used to make my lemon butter on the stovetop but after trying this recipe l will never do stovetop again. It’s so easy. I also doubled the recipe 16 eggs, 3 cups sugar etc so yes a little extra time l just kept stirring every 20 mins till it was thick enough. Great for home or gifts, who doesn’t like homemade.

Anna T

September 26, 2017

Made this yesterday. Followed the recipe exactly. The Prep time was a lot longer than 10 minutes but grating and juicing the lemons is difficult for me with arthritis and I was being really careful that I had not misread the recipe. It all looked too simple. Anyway I stirred the mixture every twenty minutes – it came out perfectly! Thanks for this great recipe! Yummy!


September 23, 2017

Love this recipe is so yummy and easy thank you so much


September 22, 2017

Thank you so much for this recipe, it worked a treat. I added more lemon zest and its so lovely and tangy.


September 11, 2017

Made some today, yummy. Only made 3 jars so next time i will double receipe so I can give a few away.
Off to buy some fluffy white bread now.


September 2, 2017

Hi All
It separates when you make it on the stove top as well, you just mix it in well! I altered the recipe – 200g butter, 2 cups of lemon juice (as we like it tart!) and it worked well. I also alternated five mins on high, 20 mins on low and it was cooked within an hour. It sure beats standing over the stove top stirring until it thickens!!! only difficulty is getting the last bits out of the heavy crock pot – turning it upside down is easier with a pot (small price to pay!!) And I sterilise all my preserving jars/bottles with boiling water, not the stove method – they sit in the sink, boiling water goes in 2 minutes before I need them, empty, quick dry (if necessary , and it is with lemon curd) and bingo!

Love that you got prompt help when you needed it from our lovely group πŸ™‚

Steve Mould

August 27, 2017

Kaye, I made it for the first time the other day… Cooked mine for too long and the oil separated as well. I called for help on this site and a lovely member advised me to use a stick mixer before it was totally cooled down which worked a treat. Best Lemon Butter I have ever tasted and my daughter is raving about it. Yummy and simple.


August 26, 2017

Just made this for the first time and it is amazingly simple and delicious.
I am fairly new to slow cooking but am quickly becoming addicted 😁


July 30, 2017

Is this recipe meant to be smooth or thick at the end?


July 27, 2017

Yum!!! Today I made this for the 1st time ever……so simple and so delish.
Its not going to last long with my kids πŸ™‚


July 25, 2017

I have just made this and although it has thickened and tastes sensational, I have found that the butter has sat on the top like an oil. Has anyone else had this happen??


July 23, 2017

How long will this keep please?


July 23, 2017

How long will this keep in the fridge ?? Cupboard. ?


May 10, 2017

Damn i didnt read that you have to stir every 20 mins, now it’s burnt around the edges

It will yes as excess fluid will get into it from condensation
We use it in electrical slow cookers still?
Do you mean it’s a multi cooker rather than a slow cooker?
An alternative could be to fashion a foil type layer on top of the recipe to try to catch the liquid maybe?


May 7, 2017

My slow cooker is electronic, so can’t put a tea towel under the lid. Will this make any difference to the end result?

Kylie Handley

May 7, 2017

Oh my….this is absolutely delicious, I have made 3 lots in less than a fortnight and am giving it to family and friends so they can taste for themselves lol. Thank you Jessie Hooper for sharing this recipe xx


December 17, 2016

2nd year in the making, thanks for sharing this recipe.


November 18, 2016

How long does this keep for

Donna Ford

November 11, 2016

This a favourite in our house, a daily breakfast has to include home made lemon butter on toast. πŸ‘

jayne foord

November 11, 2016

I stored my in the fridge but make sure your jars r sterlized


November 11, 2016

How would you suggest storing this if I’m wanting to give as Christmas gifts?


July 2, 2016

Great recipe, thank you. Do you need to refrigerate all the jars of butter?


May 31, 2016

Fabulous! So easy too.


January 9, 2016

I love this recipe, I have made both the doubled and regular mixtures. Was so simple and a real hit as Christmas gifts this year πŸ™‚

dawn shepherd

January 4, 2016

This has gone down a treat. Simple and easy but so tasty. many thanks for sharing


January 3, 2016

Tried this recipe yesterday and it is yummy. Thank you so much for sharing

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