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Homemade lemon curd on toast.
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Microwave Lemon Curd

An easy microwave lemon curd recipe made in under 5 minutes!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Easy Lemon Curd, Lemon Cheese, Microwave Lemon Curd
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 90kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 200 ml Lemon Juice about 4 large lemons
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Zest very finely grated
  • 110 g Unsalted Butter melted and cooled

Instructions

  • Whisk the eggs and sugar in a large microwaveable bowl until pale and fluffy.
  • Stir in the melted butter (cooled), lemon juice and lemon zest. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
  • Microwave in 1-minute bursts, whisking each time. You want the lemon curd to coat the back of a spoon - then you know it's done. It took just 3 minutes for my lemon curd to come together but the exact time it takes you will depend on the wattage of your microwave.
  • Decant into sterilised jars and store in the fridge.

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Notes

Top Tips:
  • Use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Bottled lemon juice will not taste nice!
  • Try and use unwaxed lemons and use a fine Microplane grater to zest them. You don't want any large pieces of zest visible in your curd.
  • Ensure your eggs are at room temperature before starting the recipe.
  • Make sure your melted butter is cooled down before adding it to the mixture. If it's too hot it will cause the eggs to scramble.
  • Whisk the lemon curd between each 1 minute burst in the microwave.
  • If you notice any rogue bits of scrambled egg in your lemon curd, just strain it through a fine sieve before pouring it into jars.
  • Store the lemon curd in sterilised jars to ensure the best shelf life.
 
Variations:
Try making orange or lime curd using the same recipe but swapping the lemons for oranges or limes!
 
Storage:
The homemade lemon curd will keep in airtight sterilised jars in the fridge for up to 14 days. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
 
Nutrition:
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
 
Nutrition Facts
Microwave Lemon Curd
Amount per Serving
Calories
90
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
36
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
10
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
21
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
174
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
6
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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