Easy Microwave Lemon Curd
Lemon curd is a deliciously rich, tart topping for cakes, toast, scones, and more. Even better, you can make this easy recipe using just the microwave.
- Serves: 16 persons
- ½cup unsalted butter
- 2large egg yolks
- 1large egg
- 1cup sugar
- 1cup fresh lemon juice
- 2teaspoons lemon zest (from about 2 lemons)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Add the butter to a large, heatproof bowl that will fit in your microwave. Microwave for 30-second increments just until melted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes so that the butter is melted and warm but not hot.
Step 3Add the egg yolks, egg, sugar, lemon juice, and zest. Whisk until well fully combined.
Step 4Microwave in 1-minute increments, whisking well between each increment, until the curd is thickened, coats the back of a spoon, and reaches 185 F. This will take between 5 and 10 total minutes, depending on your microwave.
Step 5Strain into a lidded container or containers, then chill for at least 4 hours. The curd will thicken up further in the fridge.