A Thermomix Lemon Curd Recipe! Easy + Very Delicious

I love lemon curd but had never attempted it before I found this Thermomix lemon curd recipe online. Now, it’s a staple of the household.

This is a Thermomix recipe, originally called Tenina’s Lemon Curd and featured in one of her books, although I found it in a forum.

thermomix lemon curd being cooked
This lemon curd Thermomix recipe makes the most delicious curd!

NB You might have been searching for lemon butter Thermomix or Thermomix lemon butter. Rest assured that this is the recipe you are looking for. Lemon curd and lemon butter are the same thing!

Thermomix Lemon Curd Recipe

150g caster sugar
the peel of 1 lemon, use a potato peeler to remove
juice of 2 lemons
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
100g butter

Place lemon peel and sugar in a bowl and pulverise for 30 seconds at speed 9. You will have to stop to scrape down the bowl. Make sure the lemon peel has been finely pulverised, it may take more time.

Add everything else into the bowl. Chop for 5 seconds at speed 7.

Insert butterfly and cook at 80º for 8 minutes on speed 3.

Too easy!!

How To Use Thermomix Lemon Curd

Obviously, lemon curd is made with lots of butter and sugar, so it’s a take it easy kind of food. The strong flavour is amazing, and so a little goes a long way.

thermomix lemon curd with cottage cheese
Yum! This Thermomix lemon curd recipe is totally scrumptious! Here it is served as a snack with cottage cheese.
  • My kids love this swirled through thick Greek yoghurt.
  • One of my favourite inventions with it has been dolloping a spoonful onto low-fat cottage cheese.
  • I’ve also used it to make a lemon tart for the kids, using a basic crumbled biscuit and butter base.
  • Use on toast for breakfast.
  • Serve with cream on warm scones.
  • Spread it over a pavlova base then add fruit and cream.
  • Use as a layer in a trifle.
  • Add a dollop to your breakfast muesli.

The kids adore this, and so do my neighbours and friends.

The next recipe I’m going to try will be a lemon curd ice cream. What can go wrong??!!

Do visit www.tenina.com to find some more great Thermomix recipes.

Thermomix Lemon Curd FAQ

Should I keep the Thermomix Lemon Curd in the fridge?

Yes, most definitely. It is made with butter and eggs and needs to be stored int he fridge. But it will not last long!

Can Thermomix Lemon Curd be stored for a long time?

No, it will last for up to two weeks but we prefer to eat it within a week.

Can this same recipe be used for Thermomix Lime Curd?

Yes, it certainly can.

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  1. says: Jodie

    This recipie is perfection. Every time I make it people rave about it. Just finished making 6 jars for school teachers Christmas presents. Thank you for this recipie.

    1. says: Seana Smith

      It’s fantastic, isn’t it? And so easy in the Thermie. We use it for all sorts of things. Great idea for Christmas pressies. Thanks for your comment, very much appreciated.

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Hi there, I haven’t tried any other sweeeteners, but would love to hear how you go if you experiement. Maybe a lo GI sugar would be a good start?

  2. says: Jaymie

    Hi Seana,

    I’m just making this recipe for the first time (and it’s smelling amazing!) but I was just curious how long this keeps for in the fridge?



    1. says: Seana Smith

      Ummm…. I don’t know… I don’t tend to use it as a spread so much as a filling for tarts or to stir through yoghurt and cream… at least a week, I am sure… sorry can’t be more help… hope you enjoy it.

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Hello, I did do that once and increased the time to 10 mins and then I think I had to do another minute. Bit of trial and error required.

  3. says: isabella P.

    I’ve tried your recipe tonight and it really is yummy. First day of spring in Lyons, France, and it was just right! Thanks

  4. says: Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    This is my favourite lemon curd recipe. Our tree is so full of lemons at the moment I’m making loads of batches. (Not all for me of course!)

    1. says: Seana Smith

      I wish I had a lemom tree… I have to buy them at the shops, or the best is at the local market. This really is a good recipe, I’ve got some in the fridge just now and my decadent brekkie is toast and lemon curd- and butter too!

  5. says: auntyem

    Hi there, Just discovered your recipe and am wondering if you or anyone else has made an orange curd in the Thermomix?? Any idea of the quantities – zest & juice of one orange??
    Thanks in advance!

    1. says: Seana Smith

      I haven’t tried this myself but I think just a straight swap is the place to start. It would be fab if you could let us know how it goes.

  6. says: Marina

    Made this for the first time last week and it was wonderful … in fact, all my colleagues at work thought it was so wonderful they went out and got me more lemons so that I could make them more this weekend! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Hmmm… when I make this, the curd is quite thick. See what it’s like after a night in the fridge. Definitely put the right amount of eggs in??

  7. says: Steve

    I just made this,nforgot to put the butterfly in, and it still was lovely and thick!
    I could taste a few chunky little lemon bits, does that mean I need to pulverise a bit longer? Or is that how curd should be? First time maker!

    1. says: Seana Smith

      I like it better with no lemon bits, sometimes I need to scrape the sides and do it a bit more for that. Glad it worked with no butterfly!

    2. says: Stephanie

      Yes enough eggs. No worries must’ve stuffed up somewhere.. it still tastes great as a syrup teemed w warm lemon muffins!!! Thanks!

  8. says: Steve


    I just made this, and forgot to put the butterfly in, and it still was lovely and thick!

    I could taste a few chunky little lemon bits, does that mean I need to pulverise the sugar and lemon peel a bit longer? Or is that how curd should be?

    First time lemon curd maker!


    1. says: Seana Smith

      Hello Caitlyn, sorry to say that I’ve only stored it in plastic tubs in the fridge and made tarts with this. At a guess this would make one average jam jar size. Cheers, Seana

  9. says: Gill

    I made this with half the amount of lemon juice and half the rind and it came out runnier than the first batch I did. I just found it too tart for the kids. Should I have cooked it longer? Should it set in the fridge?

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