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Honey-Lemon Curd with Creme Fraiche Recipe

Honey-Lemon Curd with Creme Fraiche Recipe

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How To Make Honey-Lemon Curd with Creme Fraiche

This honey-lemon curd yields a sweet and tangy curd, and made creamy with creme fraiche, for a decadent filling or topping in or over sweet treats!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes



  • 5egg yolks
  • 1egg
  • 1cuplemon juice,fresh
  • 1tsplemon zest,finely grated
  • ¼cuphoney,plus 2 tbsp
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • creme fraiche


  1. In a medium heatproof bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the whole egg, the lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of the lemon zest and the honey.

  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Set the bowl with the lemon mixture over the boiling water, reduce the heat to moderate and cook the mixture, whisking constantly, for about 7 minutes, until thickened.

  3. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the butter. Pass the curd through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium bowl.

  4. Ladle the strained curd into 4 cups or ramekins. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the lemon curd to prevent a skin from forming.

  5. Refrigerate for 3 hours until chilled.

  6. Top the curd with dollops of creme fraiche and sprinkle with the remaining lemon zest

  7. Serve over cookies and other pastries, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 Make Ahead: The lemon curd can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.


  • Calories: 249.45kcal
  • Fat: 17.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.26g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.44g
  • Fiber: 0.28g
  • Sugar: 19.10g
  • Protein: 4.43g
  • Cholesterol: 253.16mg
  • Sodium: 26.39mg
  • Calcium: 36.74mg
  • Potassium: 111.24mg
  • Iron: 0.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 178.48µg
  • Vitamin C: 24.36mg
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