Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Using lemons for lemon curd

We have lemons.  Oh boy do we have lemons.  A prolific tree by the Bay and another one on the property by the River.

I made some lemon curd.  The recipe makes about a cup.  I haven't tried doubling it so not sure that would work.  It is so easy I just make a cup as we use it or if I want to give some away.

I don't normally the microwave for much except reheating but I've used the recipe for years and it is always successful. 

MICROWAVE LEMON CURD (makes about a cup)

Zest of one lemon
6 Tablespoons sugar
3 eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup butter

Combine lemon zest, juice, butter and sugar in a micro-safe glass bowl of at least 4 cup capacity. Cover bowl with plastic wrap turned back to allow steam to escape. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Meanwhile beat eggs in a small bowl with a wire whisk. Gradually beat in about 1/2 of the hot lemon mixture. Pour this egg/lemon mixture back in the microwave bowl with the remaining hot mix, beating with a wire whisk to make it smooth. Microwave uncovered for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Remove bowl from microwave and whisk mixture until smooth. It should be thick enough to coat a spoon. If not thick enough, microwave 1 minute longer (I've never had to do this). 
Whisk until smooth

Put lemon curd in a one cup container and refrigerate. Keeps one month.


  1. How lovely to have your own lemons, and I just adore lemon curd, but have to make mine on the stove in a double saucepan, as I don't have a microwave. Happy New Year to you and yours, hugs, Valerie

  2. This sounds like the way my Mom used to make lemon merange pie.
    Sometimes the microwaves do come in handy for more than reheating...LOL!

    Happy New Year my friend.

  3. So jealous that you have lemon trees!

  4. Thanks, Darla. This sounds lovely. Envious of your lemon crop, but will make do with what's in the market.

  5. I'm with Krisha. I believe this is how my grandmother made the filling for her lemon pies. I learned to "cook" using a microwave, so it sounds perfect to me. May have to try this. Happy New Year, dear Darla.

  6. What a mouth-watering recipe Darla. I have never made lemon curd, but love to eat it. It looks so simple, I should try it! A lemon tree outside sounds perfect to me.