The recipe in this blog post is the best lemon butter getting around. You’ll crank it out in no time and you’ll be congratulating yourself all week that you made it. Well, at least that’s what happened around here this week.

Best Lemon Butter recipe

It was after dinner one night and we were talking about food (again!) as we cleaned up the kitchen. The subject of lemon butter came up and all of our eyeballs settled on the little bowl of lemons sitting on the bench, dreaming of what could be.

Okay, let’s just do it. Within half an hour, I was looking at my jar of lemon butter and licking the saucepan. Yum!

To sterilise my jar I actually use my old microwave baby bottle steriliser. It’s really quick and easy to do. However, if you don’t have one taking up valuable real estate in the pantry like I do,  then just wash your jar well with warm water and soap, then sit it on a tray and pop into a hot oven while you make the lemon butter.

Here’s the recipe for the best lemon butter:

Best lemon butter

Best lemon butter


  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 4 lemons, juiced
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  1. Sterilise your jar/jars, in the oven or microwave.
  2. Place eggs, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer to cook the eggs. Stir constantly so that there are no egg lumps.
  4. Add the butter. Keep stirring and it will thicken.
  5. Once thick, pour into your hot jar and seal.
  6. Allow to cool, then store in the fridge and use when cold (it's so hard to wait).

Be really careful handling your hot sterilised jar. I use a tea towel but I’m amazed if I can get it standing upright and filled with lemon butter without scolding myself (lemon butter injuries really hurt).

We eat the best lemon butter on pancakes, on bread, toast, rice cakes or on “little round biscuits” (Savoy cracker thingies). Do you enjoy lemon butter on anything else? Please comment below if you do. We are always open to suggestions around here.

Best lemon butter in jar

I really wanted to take a photo of this jar while it was still full, but you’ve got to be quick! As you can see I was unsuccessful.

This best lemon butter recipe will fill a decent sized jam jar (makes almost 2 cups). It makes a beautiful homemade gift and with Christmas coming up, you could add it to your planning list. A great gift for teachers, neighbours, family and friends…..that’s if you can part with it.

Trina xx

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2 thoughts on “Best lemon butter

  • September 30, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Hi Trina
    I have recently been searching for lemon butter recipes so yours has come at just the right time. Thank you. I have already used all my jars for marmalade so a visit to the Op Shop will have to be made. Not a difficult thing to do!!!
    Hope all is well with you.

    Kind Regards

    • October 3, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      I hope you enjoy your lemon butter Sylvia! xx


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