We had some sunshine over the weekend, so I decided to make this Lemon Curd Slice, which looks like sunshine and tastes like it. Beautiful silky, sweet-tart lemon curd on top of an almond base which goes deliciously caramelised on the bottom.
Lemons are thriving at the moment, so I had to do something with them and what’s better than luscious lemon curd? My grandmother takes all the extra lemons down to the fish and chip shop for them to sell. Luckily this recipe uses five lemons, so you get a beautiful, strong lemon flavour.
This Lemon Curd Slice is refreshing, with a citrus burst in every mouthful. These will give you some sunshine if you’re having a grey day.
25 minutes
50 minutes
1 hour 15 minutes


  • 125g butter
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp salt
Lemon curd:
  • Four large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice – 5 lemons


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a square baking tin with baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter, golden syrup and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat.
  3. Meanwhile, combine flour, brown sugar, salt and almond meal, and set aside.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda in hot water, and add to the saucepan.
  5. Mix the liquids and dry ingredients.
  6. Press the mixture firmly into the tin and bake in the oven for around 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, make the lemon curd filling.
Lemon curd:
  1. Whisk the eggs, sugar and lemon zest together for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Slowly pour in the lemon juice and whisk to combine.
  4. Carefully pour the lemon mixture on top of the base. Cover the slice loosely with foil.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes; if still not set, add another 10 minutes.
  6. Mine wasn’t completely set, so I turned the oven off and left the slice in the oven. It should be set but still has a jiggle in the centre.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the slice to cool at room temperature, then place into the refrigerator to chill. Sprinkle with icing sugar, slice and enjoy!
Keep in the fridge in an airtight container.