If you’ve never tried lemon curd, you’re in for a unique treat. This sunshine-yellow smooth citrus spread originated in England in the late 1800s and early 1900s, where it was served during afternoon tea spread atop scones or bread. It was viewed as an alternative to jam, and it was also used as a cake, pastry, or tart filling. Aldi recently sold lemon curd as a limited-time special, and because I love all things lemon, I made sure to pick up a jar.
Berryhill Lemon Curd cost $2.79 for a 9.9-ounce jar at the time of publication. This is flavored with lemon essential oil and is a product of Belgium. The jar I bought in early December of 2021 has a best-if-used-by date of May of 2022.
This is an Aldi Find, so, as mentioned above, it’s only in stores for a short time. After it sells out at your local store, you can’t order it from Aldi and will have to find another grocery store that sells it, or wait until Aldi brings it back, which might not be until next year.
Ingredients are sugar, whole eggs, lemon juice concentrate, butter, modified starch, salt, lemon essential oil, and citric acid.
If you’re watching out for allergens, this contains eggs and milk.
There are about 14 one-tablespoon servings per container, and one serving has 70 calories, 2 grams of total fat (3% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 20 mg of cholesterol (7% DV), 30 mg of sodium (1% DV), 11 grams of total carbohydrates (4% DV), and 10 grams of added sugars.
This lemon curd is delicious, and it’s a refreshing treat especially on a cold winter day. It can be used in many of the same ways you would use jam, jelly, or fruit preserves. Its sunshine-yellow color is cheering when spread on toast, bread, or scones (don’t forget to pick up some clotted cream from your local international grocery store). It has a fresh lemon scent, and it’s both sweet and sour, with slight bitter notes. I initially tried this on a piece of toast, but later I want to make scones and top them with this lemon curd and some clotted cream. I might also try stirring a spoonful into yogurt, or using it as a pancake or waffle topping. For a list of more ways to serve or cook with lemon curd, see our post about lemon curd on our sister site, A Well Advised Life.
Berryhill Lemon Curd has a delightful lemon scent and a flavor that’s both sweet and slightly sour. This is a fun way to jazz up ordinary bread, toast, or scones. It’s also a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of desserts and baked goods, including as a cheesecake topping or spread between cake layers. If you like lemons, this is worth trying.