• Makes 4
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 5 Ingredients


A delicious home made lemon butter, perfect for your morning toast or for children’s sandwiches.

Ingredients (makes 4 Small jars)

  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 cup Lemon juice
  • 2teaspoons Grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 cups White sugar
  • 250grams Butter cubed


  1. Put the eggs and sugar in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the lemon juice and rind, then the butter in cubes whisking for about 20 minutes until the mixture is smooth and thick. (Don't allow the mixture to boil).
  3. When the butter coats the back of a spoon without running off, it's ready.
  4. Pour the lemon butter into warm sterilised jars and seal straight away, then refrigerate.


To correctly sterilise jars, preheat oven to 150 degrees celcius and put the jars in for 15 minutes. Once canned the lemon butter will last up to 3 months in the fridge.

  • I have never heard of this before.


  • I used to have this all the time when I was younger on my warm toast in the morning


  • My Mum would love me for ever if I made this for her x


  • Mum use to make lemon butter,love it!


  • Just great! This looks really good! A nice recipe!


  • That would be delicious especially with a piece of grilled fish


  • I love lemon butter so much but I must admit that I’ll probably continue to buy it from the shops.


  • yummy and a great gift idea!


  • The double saucepan definitely helps. I always curdle the egg through the mixture if I don’t use one.


  • I have always wanted this recipe. thanks.


  • I need some of this. I adore lemon butter tarts.


  • great to read all these here


  • Lemon butter is so delicious!! I never tried making it myself.


  • Homemade lemon butter is the best. I need to find someone with a lemon tree and lemons to give away!


  • I didn’t realise how simple lemon butter was to make, bring on Saturday, my cooking day).


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