Microwaved Lemon Curd

    19 mins

    This is a great, foolproof way of making a spread which usually curdles if you look at it. It is ready literally in minutes. Eat spread on fresh bread or warm toast or use in pies and tarts.

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    Serves: 10 

    • juice and finely grated rind of 4 large lemons
    • 185g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    • 3/4 cup (185g) caster sugar
    • 4 large fresh eggs, well beaten

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:4min  ›  Ready in:19min 

    1. Put 2 clean jars to warm in a slow oven while you make the curd.
    2. Put the lemon juice and rind in a medium microwave-able bowl. Stir in the sugar and butter, cut into small pieces.
    3. Microwave, stirring often, until the butter and sugar are melted but the liquid is not too hot-about 60 seconds.
    4. Whisk in the eggs vigorously in a thin, steady stream until very well combined. Give the whole a quick whisk. Microwave on full for 2 minutes without opening the door. Remove and whisk very well. Allow to stand for 1 minute.
    5. Microwave on full for another 1 minute.
    6. Spoon into the warmed jars. Allow to go completely cold before sealing.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. The first time I make a recipe I never change nothing before I taste it, and them I make it to my taste  -  01 Feb 2011


    Love and so easy to make and taste great  -  01 Feb 2011


    Made this for the first time a couple of weeks ago....followed the recipe to the letter....and ended up with big lumps of cooked egg whites (yes, my eggs were fresh, collected half an hour before from my own hens!) Think depending on the power of your microwave (mine is a 900) the mixture is too hot to add raw eggs to without them scrambling!! Managed to salvage it by putting it through a sieve, but also lost all of the lemon zest, so not a very lemony flavour!! Decided to try again yesterday, but this time I melted the butter previously, then mixed the sugar, eggs, lemon zest and juice together before adding the butter. Cooked for 2 mins, mixed it, cooked again for 2 mins, mixed it again, cooked for 1 min.....and it came out perfect!!  -  28 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)