Low-Carb/Keto Lemon Curd (with dairy-free & non-keto option)

This lusciously fresh Paleo and Keto Lemon Curd is made with fresh lemons and zest and lots of nourishing fats. The recipe includes dairy-free and non-keto options. Perfect as a base for dessert, spread on crepes or waffles, or eaten straight out of the jar! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author Lindsey Dietz



  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with the lemon juice, salt, and sweetener.

  2. Whisking constantly, add the egg yolks one at a time and whisk vigorously so they don't cook.

  3. Continue whisking over heat until the mixture thickens to coat the back of a spoon.

  4. Remove from the heat and add vanilla extract.

  5. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove any bits of cooked egg. Use a spoon to press and stir the mixture through the sieve.

  6. Stir in the lemon zest.

  7. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar for storage. Leave on the counter until room temperature, then refrigerate,