Lemon Curd

I looked at my piece of breakfast toast (Sasko Low GI Seed Bread – very good bread, if there’s no home-made bread available), the other morning and thought ‘this needs Lemon Curd’.

Now that’s not something I make often, since I’m the only one at home who eats it, but I think it’s very delicious.   Of course, it must be homemade!  So while I was busy in the kitchen, cooking other stuff, I also made a batch of Lemon Curd, and should you feel like some too,  here’s my recipe. It’s dead easy, because it’s made in the microwave.

This will make about 2 jars of curd; to prepare your containers, stand them in a bowl, fill them with boiling water, and set aside until needed.

Microwave Lemon Curd

 90 grs butter

180 grs castor sugar

juice and rind of 2 large lemons

3 extra-large eggs

  • Melt the butter in a fairly deep microwave-proof dish, about 2 minutes on high
  • Stir in the sugar, juice and rind – no pips, people!
  • Beat the eggs thoroughly in a separate bowl – whisk very well, this is important to prevent pieces of cooked egg white appearing in the curd, which is SO nasty
  • Add the eggs to the butter mixture, whisking well 
  • Cook on high 1 minute at a time for 5 or 6 minutes, whisking well after each minute,  until the curd is thick and glossy


  • Drain the hot water from the bottles, and ladle in the lemon curd, then seal tightly.
  • Store in the fridge


Use lemon curd to sandwich a vanilla sponge cake, or fill mini pastry cases, as a topping on cupcakes or with cream on flapjacks. It’s delicious on hot toast, and (I’ve just discovered) really good stirred into Greek Yoghurt!



10 responses to “Lemon Curd

  1. Microwave lemon curd – thats clever. Have never attempted making it – you always make stuff seem easier than it is, Zabwan. I am not a big fan of lemon curd but your beautiful pics are tempting me to try this recipe. Thanks, Z.


  2. Now why have I stopped making lemon curd?! Thanks for the reminder and such a straighforward recipe. Will have to give it a go in the microwave, have never tried this before.


  3. I love my curd with yoghurt! Your recipe looks super easy 🙂


  4. Oh I make this too and i had forgotton all about it.. now I WANT IT! i do not have a microwave so i have to use the double boiler though.. yum, thank you for reminding me.. c


  5. So easy!! I love it!! never actually thought about making in a microwave?


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