Paleo Lemon Curd

We are doing a challenge at our gym right now which requires me to post what I eat everyday.  I’ve noticed that the last few posts have had lemon curd in them and I can’t help but wonder if people think I’m weird?!  I’m sure they do.  However, I decided I needed to post this recipe for everyone to try.  It is packed with fat soluble vitamins and pairs amazing with fresh summer fruit.  Once you try it, you won’t think it sounds weird anymore!!!

Paleo Lemon Curd (this is derived from the nourishing gourmet)

  • 6 egg yolks (save the whites for macaroons, or smoothies, or an egg white omelette)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest (1-2 lemons worth)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed, about 3-4 lemons)
  • 6 Tbsp grassfed butter (you could use coconut oil but I haven’t tried it)


In a medium enamel or stainless steel bowl, whisk together the yolks, the honey, the zest, and the lemon juice.  Once combined, Put the enamel pot over medium heat or put the stainless steel bowl over another pot of boiling water (essentially a double boiler).  Continue to whisk as you add chunks of the butter little by little until well incorporated and smooth.  Continue to keep over heat while whisking until it thickens up a bit.  Take off heat.  Place in the fridge for a few hours or over night and then enjoy over fresh berries! (or cheesecake….)

I have made this with a combo of lemon and grapefruit since I had some grapefruit to use up and it was fantastic.  You could use any citrus you’d like…orange….lime.  I just happen to love lemon.  If you decide to switch it up or do a combo, just make sure to use zest from whatever fruits you are using.  I’m assuming most of you won’t try to make this…so I will probably try to make a batch for the next crossfit get together so everyone can try it out and see what they have been missing!!!

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