Lemon Curd With Buttermilk Biscuits

Sweet and tangy lemon curd lathered over homemade buttermilk biscuits!

Lemon Curd & Buttermilk Biscuits - The Foodie Affair

Homemade Lemon Curd

When life gives you lemons, don’t settle for lemonade, make lemon curd!

Well, no one handed me lemons, but I wish someone would because I am completely on a lemon kick.

I made my second batch of lemon curd, and now contemplating my third because after making Lemon Thumbprint Cookies and Lemon Tartlets, I’m on a roll!

As promised when I shared this green chili frittata, I’ve added two additional quick recipes to serve with your brunch; lemon curd & buttermilk biscuits.

Brunch Menu

Lemon Curd & Buttermilk Biscuits - The Foodie Affair

Anxious about making the Lemon curd? Don’t sweat it! It’s much easier than you think and can be made several days in advance.

Homemade lemon curd is so much tastier than the purchased type from the grocery store and super economical!

Lemon Curd & Buttermilk Biscuits - The Foodie Affair
Lemon Curd & Buttermilk Biscuits - The Foodie Affair

Are you still with me? Come on now, we’ve just about hit a home run with this easy brunch!

You know you want to avoid that Pillsbury tube of biscuits as enticing as it is to hear the whoosh of the carbon being released from the tube!

These taste best right out of the oven, but no one will complain if you make them ahead of time!

Lemon curd & buttermilk biscuits - The Foodie Affair
When cooking, place the biscuits touching each other. They’ll rise higher.
lemon curd spread over homemade biscuits

Lemon Curd Recipe With Buttermilk Biscuits

Delicious sweet and tangy lemon curd with homemade buttermilk biscuits. Delicious breakfast or brunch entree.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuit, breakfast, brunch, dessert, lemon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 2-3 lemons. Do not use bottled lemon juice.
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature and cut in chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest


  • In a non-reactive bowl, over simmering water, whisk eggs, sugar, and lemon juice until blended. Stir constantly to prevent the mixture from curdling. The consistency should look like hollandaise sauce and will take close to 10 minutes of constant stirring. If you have a candy thermometer, you want the temperature to reach 160 F.
  • Remove from the heat and place through a strainer. Add the butter, stirring until it has fully incorporated into the curd. Stir in the lemon zest. Immediately place plastic wrap directly on the curd to prevent a film (skin) from forming. Let it cool at room temperature, then refrigerate.


Homemade Biscuits:
1/2 cup cold butter
2-1/2 cups self rising flour
1 cup buttermilk
extra flour for dusting
biscuit cutter
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the butter into chunks and place on top of the flour in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into flour using a pastry knife or use two knifes until crumbly. Add buttermilk and stir just until the dry ingredients are incorporated. If dough is too wet, add a little more flour. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough 3-4 times, adding more flour as needed (hands are super gooey about now. Isn’t this fun?! :)) Pat the dough down to about 3/4 inch thickness forming a rectangle. Fold one third over the center portion, and then fold the opposite third portion over those two layers. Repeat The patting and folding of the dough 1 more time.
  • Pat dough into 1/2 inch rectangle on a floured surface; cut with a 2 inch round biscuit cutter (or use a glass like I did), place on a parchment lined or greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 37mg | Sugar: 25g


    Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

    Adapted from (joyofbaking)

    Lemon curd & buttermilk biscuits - The Foodie Affair
    Using a cup as a biscuit cutter works brilliantly!
    Lemon curd & buttermilk biscuits - The Foodie Affair
    I didn’t waste any dough, these were some of the scraps!

    There you go, brunch!


    Don’t forget the mimosas! And if you also might enjoy making these Lemon Ricotta Cookies!

    Hugs Sandra Signature

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    1. That sounds great!! Lemon curd on buttermilk biscuits.. You are right Sandra! It would be perfect for brunch!! I wish I had someone to make that for me!!! Jealous! haha.. Looks absolutely delicious!!

      1. After all your beautiful creations, I bet your friends are just a little intimidated by your mad baking skills! I’m with you though, it’s still nice when someone does treats for you every so often 🙂