Quick Microwave Lemon Curd

A quick and easy way to make lemon curd in your microwave from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Aaahhh summer is almost gone.

Part of me is sad, but the other part of me, not so much. That is the part of me that is looking forward to the leaves turning, soups and stews, Halloween, and pumpkin everything.

Yes, I am one of those people that waits all year long to indulge in every possible pumpkin treat you could ever think of. Things like Pumpkin French Toast Cups, Pumpkin Chili, Pumpkin BBQ Sauce, Pumpkin Bubble BreadBrowned Butter Pumpkin Brownies with Biscoff Buttercream FrostingPumpkin Alfredo with Roasted Garlic and MushroomsTwice Baked Pumpkin Stuffed Sweet Potatoes3 Cheese Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, and Creamy Chipotle Pumpkin Soup, and of course it all starts with Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree.

But the part of me that wants to hang on to summertime has fallen in love with this Quick Microwave Lemon Curd. It is like sunshine in a jar! And it couldn't be any easier!!

A quick and easy way to make lemon curd in your microwave from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

I have been wanting to try my hand at making homemade curd, but just worried that I would mess it up. Usually when something requires me to stand and stir for an extended period of time something inevitably goes wrong. My ADD gets in the way and I am stirring, stirring, stirring......Oh look at the squirrel! Then I am off doing something else and WHOOPS.....THE CURD!!

A quick and easy way to make lemon curd in your microwave from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

But that was not an issue with this technique. It was UBER simple, and pretty much foolproof. 

Well it is foolproof as long as you make sure to put everything in a big enough bowl!

The first time I made this I used a bowl that did not leave room for the curd to boil up, which it will do, so I had lemon soup all over the inside of my microwave 

A quick and easy way to make lemon curd in your microwave from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Now that I have the process down? Oh I have been making jars, and jars, and JARS of it!! I am not joking! I put this on french toast (or even plain toast), pancakes, graham crackers.......or just eat it by the spoonful. 


I need to go pick up those little frozen mini tartlet shells so I can make mini lemon tarts. 

Although I am kinda hoarding this all, so of course I will just end up eating them all myself 

Quick Microwave Lemon Curd

Bobbi Burleson
Quick Microwave Lemon Curd

You can make a batch of luscious creamy citrus curd in a fraction of the time, and with less muss and fuss, just by using your microwave.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon (or any other citrus) juice

Equipment Used

Measuring Cups
Small Mixing Bowl


  1. Melt the butter in a large microwave safe bowl in the microwave for around 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, or until fully melted.
  2. Whisk in the sugar, and lemon juice, and whisk until smooth, then whisk in the eggs.
  3. Cook in the microwave on high in one-minute increments, whisking well after each minute, until the mixture thickens enough that it coats the back of a spoon. The time may vary depending on your microwave's power.
  4. Once thickened, transfer into an airtight container or jar, pressing plastic wrap onto the curd to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks, or in the freezer for up to a year.
Yield: Approx 2 cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: dessert, lemon, quick and easy, microwave

As seen on Sweet to Eat Baking

Based on a 2 tablespoon serving

Nutritional information via Calorie Count

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  1. Just wondering if could press wax paper on it while cooling for two hours instead of plastic wrap that prevents the skin from forming. I am hesitant to have plastic wrap touching warm food ?

    1. I let the curd cool just a bit before I pressed the plastic wrap into it. I am sure the wax paper would be OK, I am just not sure if you could get it to press against the entire top of the curd flatly.

  2. I have been looking for an easy recipe....thanks I can't wait to try it.