Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lemon Curd

A couple of months ago I started a "cooking and baking bucket list." And the list just keeps growing and growing. So many things I want to try making. And at the very top of that list was to make homemade lemon curd. Feels so good to finally cross off my first item on the bucket list!

For some unknown reason I have always thought that making lemon curd was an extensive and grueling process. So not true. Especially when it can be made in the microwave. Couldn't get any easier.

The lemon curd took these already amazingly delicious lemon cupcakes to a whole new level! I'm now obsessed with putting fillings in cupcakes! Such a fun little surprise when one takes their first bite!

Microwave Lemon Curd

1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
zest of three lemons
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

In a large microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until thoroughly combined. Whisk in the lemon juice, zest, and butter.

Cook in the microwave on full power in one minute intervals. Stir after each minute. Cook for 3-5 minutes. The lemon curd is done when it coats the back of the spoon.

Refrigerate in airtight jar. Can be stored for up to two weeks.

Source: My Baking Addiction


  1. We just made lemon curd for my mom's birthday cake -- how neat to make it in the microwave :) Thanks.

  2. This is how my mom taught me to make it too! It's such a time saver and it comes out every single time! So good!

  3. I HEART lemon curd! Thanks for this simple recipe!!

  4. Love lemon curd, and it's so much easier in the microwave! Great looking cupcakes!

  5. who knew it was that simple!? thank you for sharing; you can bet my cupcakes will be filled to the brim with some microwave lemon curd!

    i would love for you to link this & any other recipe to mangia monday!

  6. This microwave recipe looks interesting. I have a fridge full of lemons, thanks to Costco.
    I'm making it today.

  7. One of the best dish to cook on my mother 's birthday. I will sure to cook and also share those beautiful photographs in my personal blog, it will be most numerable day for me.