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Quick & Easy Microwave Lemon Curd Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
14 mins

Work smarter, not harder, with my rich, creamy, thick, and bright Microwave Lemon Curd recipe!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) sugar
  • 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/115g) butter , melted and cooled slightly
  1. In a large microwavable bowl, combine the sugar and eggs, whisking until smooth. Then, stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and the butter.

  2. Microwave the lemon and egg mixture for 3-4 minutes in 45-second intervals, stirring between each interval until the mixture is thick. What you're looking for is the lemon curd to be just thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 

  3. Transfer the lemon curd to a bowl and cover with a layer of cling wrap, directly touching the curd. This will keep the curd from forming a skin. Allow for full cooling.

  4. When cool, cover and refrigerate the lemon curd. 

  5. The curd will keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.