Easy Lemon Curd

Easy Lemon Curd

  • Serves: 850g (approx. 2 & 1/3 cups.)
Easy Lemon Curd

Easy Lemon Curd

Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free

Ingredients

  • Produce

    • 4 tsp Lemon, zest
  • Refrigerated

    • 4 Eggs, large
  • Condiments

    • 160 ml Lemon juice
  • Baking & Spices

    • 300 g Caster sugar
  • Dairy

    • 150 g Butter, unsalted

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This recipe can be easily halved, just keep a close eye on it as it cooks, as it wont need as much cooking time.I dont like to have toooo much lemon zest in my finished curd, so I add half of the lemon zest at the start of cooking to get the flavour, then strain the curd and add the rest of the zest. If you want to keep all of the zest in the curd, just add all of it right at the end.If you want to use this as a cake filling, you will need to pipe a dam of a firm icing such as buttercream or ganache around the edge of each cake layer before filling it with the curd.

Ingredients

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 160ml (2/3 cup) lemon juice
  • 300g (1 & 1/3 cups) caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Cut the butter into smallish pieces (1cm or so, but no need to get too fussy) and set aside.
  • Place the lemon juice and caster sugar into a large, microwave safe jug. Microwave at 100% power for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring after each minute, until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the butter, and stir with a whisk until the butter is completely melted. Whisk in the eggs and half (2 teaspoons) of the grated lemon zest.
  • Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes on 50% power, stirring after every minute, until the curd begins to thicken. Then drop the power to 30% and cook in 30 second bursts until thick. If your microwave doesnt go to 30% power, you can keep using 50% but make sure you stop and stir it often.
  • While the curd is cooking, place the other half of the grated lemon zest (2 teaspoons) into a large heatproof jug or bowl, and set a sieve on top. Once the curd is cooked, pour it immediately through the sieve. Give it a stir to incorporate the zest. Cool for 20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally, then place some plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the curd, and place in the refrigerator to cool completely.
  • Once cold, you can use your curd in your chosen recipe, or transfer it to jars or containers. Curd will keep for 1 - 2 weeks in the fridge.
  • Serves: 850g (approx. 2 & 1/3 cups.)
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Easy Lemon Curd

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Easy Lemon Curd ~ Super simple microwave lemon curd. Tart and thick, and perfect for all your baking and dessert needs.

Easy Lemon Curd

  • Produce

    • 4 tsp Lemon, zest
  • Refrigerated

    • 4 Eggs, large
  • Condiments

    • 160 ml Lemon juice
  • Baking & Spices

    • 300 g Caster sugar
  • Dairy

    • 150 g Butter, unsalted

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Easy Lemon Curd

Easy Lemon Curd ~ Super simple microwave lemon curd. Tart and thick, and perfect for all your baking and dessert needs.