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Lemon Curd Recipe

This Lemon Curd Recipe is sweet and tart and so easy to make. Spread this vibrant lemon curd on just about anything!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy microwave lemon curd, lemon curd, lemon curd recipe, microwave lemon curd
Servings: 6
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 3 TBSPs lemon zest from about three large lemons
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice from two to three large lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 TBSP butter
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 egg yolks lightly beaten


  • Heat the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds so it is slightly melted, but not completely.
  • Whisk in the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, and then the eggs and egg yolks.
  • Heat in the microwave for one minute intervals, whisking well in between until it can coat the back of a spoon well. It should take three to four minutes.
  • Pour through a metal sieve and then refrigerate until full cool. It will thicken as it cools.



Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg