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Microwave Lemon Curd

photo of Lemon CurdMicrowave lemon curd takes about 5 minutes to cook in the microwave. It’s super easy to make your own homemade lemon curd! Spread it on toast and scones or make large batches as gifts.

I am extremely lazy when it comes to making homemade jams and curds. I always say this will be the year I will do it and it still hasn’t happened. But then I came across recipes for microwave lemon curd.
overhead photo of ingredients for microwave lemon curd

Now this is something I can handle. It took about 10 minutes to get everything together. And then you cook it in the microwave at one minute intervals until it’s done. Mine was done at exactly 5 minutes.
overhead photo of Lemon Curd
This lemon curd is just lovely. It’s thick and spreadable, with just the right balance of tart and sweet. Now I need to make some scones to spread it on! I’ll definitely be making more homemade lemon curd this summer once I get some more lemons.
close-up photo of Lemon Curd

Tools I Used

Wooden Reamer* | Hand Grater* | Weck Jars*

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Microwave Lemon Curd

Servings: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Homemade lemon curd can easily be made in your microwave.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice from about 3-4 large lemons
  • zest of 3 lemons
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until smooth. Add in lemon juice, zest and butter and whisk until everything is combined.
  • Cook in the microwave at full power at 1 minute intervals, stirring in between each minute, until lemon curd is thickened and can coat the back of the spoon. It should take about 5 minutes.
  • Pour into sterile jars and allow the curd to cool in the fridge where it will thicken even more. Keep curd in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.


Recipe Source: All Recipes.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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Microwave Lemon Curd. Cooks in 5 minutes.


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2 comments on “Microwave Lemon Curd”

  1. Your easy lemon curd is a life saver…I make a lot of lemon squares, lemon streusel, lemon eclairs, etc. This recipe will cut down on my time in the kitchen.

    I will be trying your microwave lasagna this week. I am not a lasagna lover but my husband is; hopefully your recipe will allow me to make it more often (no he does not like Stouffers).

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