I am a big fan of all things lemon, so as spring creeps its way through Ohio, I thought I’d try and speed along the process with a week full of delectable lemon posts. First on the agenda is this recipe for simple lemon curd. If you have never made lemon curd before, it’s a very basic process of heating eggs, butter, sugar, lemon juice and zest. This combination of ingredients creates a thick, tart lemon cream that you’ll want to eat with a spoon.
The recipe that I am going to feature today is made in the microwave, so it really can’t be any more simple. Although making lemon curd on the stove top is really not all that difficult, I get a lazy and sometimes don’t feel like messing with a double boiler. With this microwave method, you’ll feel like you’re cheating a bit and possibly become a serious lemon curd addict since you can whip up a batch in about 5 minutes! Once you taste this lemon curd, you’ll be digging through your pantry and fridge just searching for something to slather it on. Stay tuned later this week for ways to use up this simple microwave lemon curd.
Lemon curd is a thick, tart, spreadable lemon cream that is made by heating eggs, butter, sugar, lemon juice and zest.
-large microwave safe bowl
-sterile, airtight jar
Looking for other great ways to use up lemon curd? Check out these recipes:
Lemon and Raspberry Tart on Simple Bites
Meyer Lemon Curd from Smith Bites
Steel Cut Oat Pancakes with Lemon Curd from Babble
Yield: about 2 cups