Saturday, June 20, 2009

Microwave Lemon Curd

A few years ago I discovered "Microwave Lemon Curd". Lemon curd in the grocery store is kind of pricey, and regular lemon curd made on a double boiler is pretty time consuming. This technique makes absolutely delicious lemon curd in just a few minutes. I used it to make "Country Cake with Lemon Curd, Cream and Berries" from the Sisters' Cafe Blog. ( ) Although, I added an extra layer of lemon curd under the whipped cream. It was heavenly, and I have lemon curd left over for biscuits, to stir into Greek Yogurt, to fill cupcakes... the possibilities are endless!

Microwave Lemon Curd

1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Whisk all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on high. Whisk well, microwave for a total of 3-4 minutes, whisking well every 30 seconds, until the curd becomes thick. Let cool, and refrigerate.


Erin said...

Oh, I can't wait to give this a try! It looks and sounds delicious. I'm so glad that you've enjoyed The Sisters Cafe. It was fun to hear from you! Hope you have a fun Fathers Day tomorrow. :)
Erin (one of the sisters)

Griffin Christensen said...

I am with you on not loving the double boiler. I am going to have to try this microwave lemon curd! Mindy (another sister)