How to Make Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Recipe for Crepe Filling

lemon curd in crepes

Learn how to make lemon curd, which will quickly become one of your most favorite crepe filling recipes. If you like lemon pie recipes, you'll love this easy dessert crepe recipe.

Is there anything more refreshing than the flavor of lemon curd?

It's no wonder that lemon desserts are so popular during the summer.

But since lemons are available year-round, you can make this crepe recipe anytime you need a little sunshine in your life!


  • 2 tbsp of lemon zest
  • ½ cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice (4 to 6 lemons)
  • 1½ cups of granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 6 tbsp of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • Fresh lemon slices, optional for garnish
  • Whipped cream, optional for garnish
  • dessert crepes

How to Make Lemon Curd:

Whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes. Next, add butter to lemon mixture. Stir together until butter melts. Remove mixture from heat and let cool to room temperature (about 20 minutes).

In a separate bowl, beat eggs lightly. Add to lemon mixture until well blended. Return to heat and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats spoon. Do not let mixture boil.

Remove mixture from heat. Pour curd through a fine sieve into a bowl. Place a sheet of plastic over the top to keep a skin from forming. Chill until set.

Yield: 2 cups, enough to fill 8 crepes

Assemble crepes: Lay first crepe flat on a serving dish. Spread ¼ cup of curd across crepe. Fold in half, and then in quarters. Repeat with remaining crepes. Before serving, top each crepe with a dollop of whipped cream and a twist of lemon.

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