• Makes 2
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


Lemon curd is delicious served on toast or scones, and also very good as a filling for cakes, cheesecakes, as an ice cream topping, on biscuits or crêpes.

Ingredients (makes 2 Cups)

  • 3 Whole Eggs
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 3/4 Cup Caster Sugar
  • 2 Lemons rind finely grated
  • 200ml Lemon Juice (approx 3 Lemons)
  • 125g butter cubed


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, beat whole eggs, egg yolks and sugar until incorporated. Cut butter into small cubes and add to the egg mixture.
  2. Add grated lemon rind and lemon juice, give it a quick stir and place into microwave.
  3. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM or 50% (I used a 650W-power microwave) for about 8 minutes, or until the mixture thickens. During the cooking, stop the microwave every minute and give the mixture a stir before resuming cooking.
  4. For a smoother creamier curd push through a strainer

  • Thanks so.much I need to try this I would love this on toast yumm


  • I Love lemon curd it’s a super easy recipe thank u


  • Absolutely delicious sounding love lemon curd


  • interesting way of making lemon curd, must give it a go as the family love it on cakes and other things.


  • I have never tried to make this in the microwave, so thanks for the recipe. Seems like it will be easy enough.


  • oh, love all the pics, and I can almost taste it!


  • good alternative rather then doing it on the stove :)


  • Thank you for the recipe, cheers.


  • oh yeah! Love lemon recipes…. this one sounds so super easy!


  • oh wow what a simple way to make curd! Thank you always thought it was difficult!


  • Yum, I want some of this right now (10pm at night). Lucky I haven’t got any lemons. I always thought of this as a luxury item but now it can be made in the microwave. I think I can attempt this now.


  • Wow, I would not have thought to make a curd in the microwave. A great recipe!


  • Thank you, thank you. Lemon curd is one of those things I’d always wondered how you make. I’ve obviously never attempted it, so thank you so much for sharing. Printing this one out!


  • Easy Peasy thanks for sharing!


  • It’s very nice used as part of the filling of a sponge too. Spread some (not too thick) on the top of the bottom layer. Whip your cream and spread on top of it, then gently place the top layer on the top. Leave it to “settle” for a few minutes before decorating the top, or spread cream on it before you put it on.


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