5 from 2 votes
Microwave Method Lemon Curd Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins

Homemade Lemon Curd Recipe that can be made in 7 minutes using the microwave method. Using sugar, egg, fresh lemon juice, and butter, you can have a fresh and tangy lemon curd to spread on your favorite pastry or use as part of a filling / dessert.

Author: Savory Sweet Life
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • optional zest

Whisk together the sugar and egg until smooth in a microwave safe bowl. Gradually stir in the lemon juice, butter, and zest. Whisk all the ingredients until completely smooth and sauce like.
    Cook the mixture in the microwave for one minute, then in 45 second intervals. Make sure to stir well after each cooking period, remembering to scrape the sides well. Total cooking time should vary but shouldn’t be more than 3-4 cycles. The lemon curd is ready when it is thick enough to stick to the back of a spoon. Transfer the curd to a mason jar. Keep in mind the curd will thicken as it cools.