Not only is earl grey satisfying as a cup of hot tea. It is incredibly tasty when paired with lemon in food. I enjoy typing questions into a google search just to see the results. Recently I typed, “why is earl grey and lemon so good together”. An astounding number of pages filled with lemon earl grey recipes flooded by results page. So, if you are also a fan of this combo, you will be pleased to know there are many explored culinary treats to be found.

Today, I am adding one more lemon earl grey goody to the list – lemon earl grey curd. I have been dying to share this recipe with you. I urge you, I implore you….make this cream. It will change your life.

Lemon Earl Grey Curd

Lemon Earl Grey Curd

Lemon Earl Grey Curd

Zesty sweet lemon curd infused with earl grey tea

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  • 6.25 TB unsalted butter, softened
  • 12.5 grams or 9 tsp loose leaf tea
  • ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed + 2 TB
  • 1 ⅜ cup sugar or 1 ¼ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a saucepan, melt just until it becomes liquid. Mix in the tea leaves. Keep on low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve squeezing the tea leaves to release as much butter as possible. Set butter aside till it comes to room temperature.
  2. Cream the butter and honey together in a stand mixer. Add the eggs and egg whites one at a time mixing well. Blend in the salt. Slowly add the lemon juice as the mixer is going.
  3. Create a double boiler by filling a saucepan with about an inch of water. Place the mix in a stainless steel bowl that will fit atop of the saucepan or leave in your stand mixer’s stainless steel bowl. Bring the water in the saucepan to a simmer. Place the stainless steel bowl with the mixture atop the simmering saucepan. Constantly stir* mixture until the honey or sugar is completely incorporated and the curd thickens. This should take about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the bowl from heat and place on a hot pad holder. Continue stirring the mix for several more minutes as it cools. The mixture will thicken more as it cools.
  5. Your curd will keep in the refrigerator for about 1 week and in the freezer for 1 month.


*Note about stirring Stir constantly. Use a spoon or spatula. Avoid using a whisk as that would create air in the mixture. **Dairy Free Option: Substitute the butter with Earth Balance soy-free vegan "buttery" sticks.



708 cal


72 g


1 g


16 g
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