Perfect 5-Minute Microwave Lemon Curd

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Silky smooth, lemony goodness, made from scratch easily in your microwave! Just 5 minutes and 5 ingredients for the most deliciously tangy-sweet curd for your spring + summer sweets. Spread onto muffins, mix into whipped cream, dollop on top of desserts and make incredible lemon bars!

Perfect 5-Minute Microwave Lemon Curd - Silky smooth + made from scratch easily in your microwave! Just 5 minutes and 5 ingredients. Thecomfortofcooking.com

Luscious, velvety smooth lemon curd is a staple in my springtime fridge. It is so deliciously tangy-sweet, and super versatile. I slather it on warm blueberry muffins. I fold it into pillows of fresh whipped cream and quick bread batter. I top cheesecakes with it, and spoon it on top of creamy panna cotta for a citrusy punch. And I make the most knock-your-socks-off lemon bars you’ve ever, ever had.

But, don’t think you need to use it or lose it! Lemon curd stays fresh in your fridge for almost a month. I usually use it up before then. However, if I have extra, I love to pop jars onto my neighbors’ doorsteps.

You can just call me the fresh lemon curd fairy!

Perfect 5-Minute Microwave Lemon Curd - Silky smooth + made from scratch easily in your microwave! Just 5 minutes and 5 ingredients. Thecomfortofcooking.com

I have made lemon curd a million different ways before, but microwaving is my all-time quickest and easiest method! Just mix together your 5 ingredients – sugar, eggs, lemon zest, juice and butter. Add the bowl to your microwave, set to 1 minute, then stir it up. Repeat about 5 times. And you’re done! This is exactly how the curd comes out of your microwave. Beautiful, vibrant yellow and with a bright, buttery flavor and big time lemony tang.

Simply pour the curd into clean jars, pop the lids on, and let it rest. The curd will thicken as it cools, so don’t worry if yours still appears somewhat thin after 5-6 minutes of microwaving.

You can use it all the ways I described above, or come up with your own inventive use for your homemade curd. I would love to hear your ideas!

Perfect 5-Minute Microwave Lemon Curd - Silky smooth + made from scratch easily in your microwave! Just 5 minutes and 5 ingredients. Thecomfortofcooking.com

Perfect 5-Minute Microwave Lemon Curd

Servings 2 cups
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs + 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice from 4-5 lemons
  • 3 lemons, zested
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and melted butter.
  • Microwave on high in 1-minute intervals, stirring after each minute, until mixture is smooth, slightly thickened, and coats the back of a metal spoon. (All microwaves vary, but it took mine about 5 intervals / 5 minutes to reach desired consistency – smooth but still viscous. Curd will thicken as it cools.)
  • Pour curd into small sterile jars. Store for up to 3 weeks in your refrigerator.

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  1. Wow that looks awesome! I didn’t know you could make curd in the microwave–such a great idea! :)

  2. This is nothing short of genius, Georgia! It looks fantastic as well, loving the vibrant colour :D
    Hope you and you’re family are well :) x

  3. Such a genius method to get some fresh, homemade lemon curd ready in no time at all! I’ve never made lemon curd from scratch before but now I’ll have no more excuses! I love anything lemon-y and I could eat the stuff by the spoonful actually… :)

    xo, Elisa

  4. lemon curd fairy! i love it! this looks incredibly easy :)

  5. I had no idea you could do this in the microwave! Genius!!!

  6. I’ve heard of this before but I’ve never tried it. Thanks for proving it works and how delicious it looks!

  7. Leisa Joan says:

    ok. i’m trying this soon…i had to search high & low for some lemon curd around easter to make this cake my sister wanted…& it cost $9!! so this is exciting as the cake was fabulous…in the april Country Living…coconut cake w/lemon filling. worth all the steps.

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