Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Microwave Lemon Curd

This is one of my all time favorite recipes.  I love lemon curd on everything, scones, graham crackers, white cake, and pancakes.  This is a recipe with mostly fresh ingredients in it but I love it so I thought I would share.
I have made lemon curd with several different recipes and I like the microwave version the best for some reason in the microwave the eggs don't curdle like they do whenever I make it on the stove.   My sister Crystal shared this recipe with me.

Microwave Lemon Curd 
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
Finely grated zest of 3 lemons
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

Melt butter in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.  Grate the lemon peel to get lemon zest.  In a separate bowl, combine sugar, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Blend with a wire whisk.  Slowly whisk in the hot melted butter.

Microwave mixture on high 3-4 minutes until thickened, whisking well after each minute.

Pour into a clean glass jar and allow to cool in refrigerator.  Will keep a week or more if kept refrigerated, and more if sealed in canning jars.

1 comment:

  1. This looks yummy! I've never had lemon curd, but have seen many recipes. Yours looks easy enough for me to actually try!