Easy Microwave Lemon Curd

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.
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Add 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.
  3. Step 3

    Add the egg yolks, egg, sugar, lemon juice, and zest. Whisk until well fully combined.
  4. Step 4

    Microwave 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.
  5. Step 5

    Strain into a lidded container or containers, then chill for at least 4 hours. The curd will thicken up further in the fridge.