Sugar Free Lemon Curd | Low Carb Dessert Spread

Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on YummlyShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Sugar Free Lemon Curd with the same creamy texture as curd with granulated sugar, but lower in carbs.  Eat by the spoonful, spread on toast or use as a dessert topping!

Fresh lemon curd is rich and delicious with just the right amount of sweetness followed by a zesty punch of  flavor.

Lemon Curd without granulated sugar! Add this lower carb smooth and silky dessert to your favorite treats! #lowsugar #curd #lemon #dessert |

Nothing reminds you that the spring season is here until you start using those fresh lemons in recipes!  Agree?  Lemons are in their peak season now, so start using them up and get that extra dose of healthy vitamin C in your foods!

Need a quick and easy treat to serve for Easter?

This Sugar-Free Lemon Curd takes minutes to make

and once it is cold it can be added to a bowl of plain yogurt or topped on desserts like I did with these lemon thumbprint cookies, but feel no shame if it goes from spoon straight into your mouth!

Add this lower carb sugar free lemon curd to your favorite treats! #lowsugar #curd #lemon #dessert |

This curd is much lower in sugar than my classic lemon curd recipe with only 1 carb per serving.  Still the same delicious flavors and less calories too if you monitor that macronutrient.   This curd is is calculated to serve six, but wait until you see the treat I made that stretched this into 24 servings!  Can’t wait?  Add this curd to these individual pavlova nests!


Sugar-Free Curd












Granulated Sugar Curd 











Macronutrients calculated from MyFitness Pal recipe calculator

Sugar Free Lemon Curd! You'll be tempted to eat this smooth and silky dessert by the spoonful #lowsugar #curd #lemon #dessert |

Sugar Free Lemon Curd | Low Carb Dessert Spread
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar alternative equivalent (I used Erythritol, which is 1:1 ratio)
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut in chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest (optional)
  1. In a non-reactive bowl, over simmering water, whisk eggs, sweetener, 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.
  2. Remove from the heat and place through a strainer (optional). 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.

Lower carb smooth and silky sugar free lemon curd! #lowsugar #curd #lemon #dessert |

Sugar Free Lemon Curd with only 1 carb per serving! #keto #lowcarb #curd #sugarfree |

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair

Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on YummlyShare on RedditEmail this to someone

22 Comments on Sugar Free Lemon Curd | Low Carb Dessert Spread

  1. avatar
    April 13, 2017

    I absolutely love lemon curd and I love this sugar-free version! It looks absolutely creamy and delicious!

    • avatar
      April 17, 2017

      Hi Lisa! It is nice that you can enjoy this without a sugar rush. It’s delicious!

  2. avatar
    Julie says:
    April 13, 2017

    This is one beautiful treat. I am afraid it would never make it onto anything but my spoon!

    • avatar
      April 17, 2017

      Sometimes that is just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth 🙂

  3. avatar
    April 14, 2017

    I can think of so many ways to use this sugar-free treat! I love everything about this! Yum!

    • avatar
      April 17, 2017

      Thank you, Debi. I love to pair this curd with plain Greek yogurt.

  4. avatar
    Debra C. says:
    April 15, 2017

    I just love that it is so healthy! This will be a perfect treat for my Dad. My folks are visiting next week and he is diabetic. I know he will LOVE this yummy dessert!!

    • avatar
      April 17, 2017

      Your folks won’t even know that it’s sugar-free. Be sure to tell them though so they can enjoy every bite 😉

  5. avatar
    Michelle says:
    April 15, 2017

    What a yummy treat! I absolutely love lemon…this will be perfect for so many different recipes!

    • avatar
      April 17, 2017

      I love lemon too, especially when I get fresh lemons from my parent’s tree!

  6. avatar
    April 16, 2017

    Goodness, just give me a spoon and let me eat this right from the bowl! Love that you’ve made a sugar free version, too!

    • avatar
      April 17, 2017

      Since I’ve been cutting back on granulated sugar I had to find a way to still enjoy creamy curd!

  7. avatar
    April 17, 2017

    Lemons always make me think of spring and I can’t wait to try this on so many desserts!

    • avatar
      April 17, 2017

      I have a lot of ideas floating around like mini parfaits and a trifle!

  8. avatar
    Deanna says:
    April 18, 2017

    This looks super amazing!!!!!!!

  9. avatar
    Justine says:
    April 18, 2017

    I’ve never made lemon curd bu now i’m dying to!

1Pingbacks & Trackbacks on Sugar Free Lemon Curd | Low Carb Dessert Spread

Leave me your thoughts

Rate this recipe: