Gluten Free Lemon Curd Recipe

This naturally gluten free lemon curd recipe makes a wonderful filling for pies, tarts, and pastries. You can fill Gluten Free Puff Pastry to make delicious Gluten Free Danish. Gluten free lemon curd also makes a wonderful cake topping too. The ideas almost endless. The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy to make.

Stay tuned in for tomorrow’s member-only recipe, Gluten Free Whole Meyer Lemon Tart using a super easy to make Meyer lemon curd filling that you can make in a blender using whole Meyer lemons. The crust is the star, though! Check out the Crunchy Gluten Free Tart Crust, too!

For the lemon sliced candy you see in the photo, check out Lemon Fruit Slices on Unfortunately, they are manufactured in a facility that also processes wheat. However, they are not made with any gluten ingredients.

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Gluten Free Lemon Curd Recipe

Without the use of starch or gluten free flour, you can make this deliciously rich naturally gluten free lemon curd recipe in a matter of minutes without baking.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, English
Ingredient Keyword lemon, lemon curd, lemon dessert, lemons
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6


  • 4 lemons at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 pound or 1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature (or dairy-free margarine - Smart Balance)
  • 5 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the lemons (bright yellow skin only, no pith/white spongy portion around the actual lemon); set aside. Squeeze the juice from the lemons; set aside 1/2 cup. Freeze any leftovers.
  2. Place the sugar in the bowl of your food processor and add the lemon zest on top. Pulse until the lemon zest appears grated and combines with the sugar.
  3. Add the butter and sugar-lemon zest mixture to the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until the sugar breaks down, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing on medium speed until thoroughly incorporated after each addition.
  5. Add the 1/2 cup of lemon juice and salt; mix on low speed just until combined.
  6. Transfer the gluten free lemon curd to a 2-quart saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and the curd coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. (You should be able to draw a line with your fingernail in back of a wooden spoon that remains.)
  7. Pour the lemon curd into a container, cover with plastic wrap directly on top of the curd. and refrigerate until ready to serve/use. If using in a prebaked pie shell, pour into the shell and refrigerate until set. For parbaked (partially baked) pie or tart crusts, pour into the crust and bake until set and lightly golden brown or according to the instructions.


2 Replies to “Gluten Free Lemon Curd Recipe”

    1. Dena,

      I have never used Swerve, but they state on their website that,

      “Swerve is zero-calorie, non-glycemic and measures cup-for-cup like sugar. It’s sweet, safe and natural…Browns and caramelizes just like sugar.”

      If the above us true, you can definitely use Swerve in this recipe.


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