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Egg yolks, sugar, and lemon juice

Easy Lemon Curd

The easiest way to make lemon curd--in the microwave!

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword microwave lemon curd
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Amanda


  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • zest of 3 lemons
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 yolks
  • 1 stick butter, melted and cooled


  1. In a microwaveable bowl, mix sugar, butter, zest and egg yolks.

  2. Add lemon juice and whisk.
  3. Cook in 1 minute on 100% power in the microwave until it coats the back of a metal spoon, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Whisk after every minute.
  5. Pour into sterile jar or container and refrigerate.
  6. Keeps for up to 4 days in the fridge.