Microwave Lemon Curd

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Introduction: Microwave Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is a thick, creamy mixture of lemon juice and zest, sugar, eggs, and butter that can be spooned over ice cream, added to a tart or pie, or used in a fresh fruit trifle (delicious!). Though it's not that hard to make it on the stovetop, this microwave version means you're just five minutes away from lemony goodness.

Get microwaving folks! A 3-month PRO Membership will go to the first person to try this out and post photos below!

You'll Need. . .
Software:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • zest of 4 lemons
  • 1/2 cup butter
Hardware:
  • A microwave
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Whisk
  • Zester, grater, or microplane
  • Measuring cup

How To
  1. Place butter in bowl and microwave for approximately 45 seconds (until melted)
  2. Wash lemons and zest them into the butter
  3. Juice lemons into measuring cup until you have 1 cup of juice, add to the butter and zest
  4. Add eggs and sugar to butter and lemon juice and mix to combine well
  5. Microwave on high for one minute
  6. Remove from microwave and whisk
  7. Repeat, microwaving for one minute at a time and whisking after each time until the mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon (depending on the microwave, this will take 3 to 5 minutes)
  8. Transfer to a storage container and keep refrigerated until ready to use (lasts approximately 2 weeks)

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This is genius! I'm totally making some tomorrow. (Must buy lemons. I could use the bottled lemon juice in the fridge, but it seems like sacrilege to not use fresh juice in homemade lemon curd.)

Made a half batch and its perfect!! And delicious!!!

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Awesome! Hope it works out wonderfully for you!

Success! Worked perfectly, 4 glasses of yellow deliciousness are cooling on the balcony.
I love Lemon curd! Unfortunately it is hard to get in Germany or very expensive.
Got a glass from a friends mum years ago (yummie) bought another glass in a store a while later (disappointing) and tried to make it myself another while later (didn`t work).
Now I can make it all the time. Thank you soooo much for this recipe! I'm so happy!! :D

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haha same story but not years before :D

"yea tho I walk through Hell's Kitchen I shall fear no evil for I AM the meanest, the baddest & the BEST chef IN that kitchen." LOL

this wouldn't happen to be you now would it?? :D

I love this!! TY for sharing Ma'am!!

I just call it the way I see it. 8P

TY for the compliment.

Going to try that RIGHT NOW. Will report later.