Making lemon curd is so easy--let the Instant Pot® do all the hard work on this one. In no time at all, you will have lusciously smooth, super tangy, wonderfully delicious lemon curd to use as you please!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
15 mins
45 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sugar, lemon juice, egg, and egg yolk in a blender and blitz briefly. While the blender is running, pour in the melted butter. Allow to blend just until smooth (may be a little frothy).

  • Pour lemon curd into a large 4-cup glass measurer (or another Instant Pot® safe container that you can cover). Cover the measuring cup with foil.

  • Place the trivet inside the Instant Pot® and pour 1 1/2 cups of water around.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Carefully remove the container from the Instant Pot®, and discard the foil. Use a whisk to whip the mixture until it comes together and is even and smooth (if it gets a little lumpy or curdled for a minute, keep whisking until it smoothes out).

  • Lemon curd will be thin will it is warm but will thicken quite a bit as it sets up and cools. Refrigerate in a sealed container once cooled.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 7g; fat 3.5g; cholesterol 32.1mg; sodium 25.4mg. Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
Made this recipe as written, and it turned out amazing! Very lemony and consistency is perfect. I'm planning to have it over berries tonight. Great way to use leftover lemons that I didn't want to go bad. Don't have a picture but mine turned out much more yellow and lemon looking than the picture on the site. Read More