Microwave lemon curd

Microwave lemon curd



  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (175g) caster sugar
  • rind of one lemon
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) lemon juice
  • 125g butter, chopped into cubes


Step 1. In a glass bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and rind.

Step 2. Gradually whisk in the lemon juice a little at a time until completely combined.

Step 3. Add butter to the bowl.

Step 4. Microwave on a high setting for 6 minutes, stopping each minute to whisk. The curd will be done when it coats the back of a spoon.

Microwave lemon curd

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Serving Suggestions


  • Some cooks prefer to use unsalted butter in lemon curd but use salted butter because I think a touch of salt balances the flavours and stops it being too sweet.
  • You can use a combination of lemon and lime in this recipe for a tart flavour.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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