Microwave Lemon Curd


This microwave lemon curd recipe is quick and easy to make. It's particularly useful when you're going to be entertaining but you're short on time. Store for up to three weeks in the refrigerator.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 cups


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

  • 3 medium lemon, zested


  1. Whisk sugar and eggs together in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, melted butter, and lemon zest.

  2. Microwave on high in 1-minute intervals, stirring after each interval, until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Pour into small sterile jars.


If you overcook the mixture a little, or forget to stir, you can pass the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the bits of cooked egg.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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