Microwave buttery lemon curd

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  • 3 extra large eggs.
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice.
  • 1 stick butter.*
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest optional.


  • In a deep microwave safe bowl, combine eggs and sugar keep stirring for almost 1-2 minutes until you feel sugar is almost all dissolved.
  • Melt butter in microwave for 20 seconds intervals.
  • Pour butter slowly over egg mixture while whisking non stop.
  • Stir in lemon juice and lemon zest if using.
  • Microwave on high for 30 seconds intervals stirring in between until done.
  • You’ll know when it is done when the curd covers the back of a spoon.
  • Run the mixture through a mesh sieve to remove any lumps.
  • Cool and refrigerate.


*This lemon curd is a little buttery as after many trials, this is what my family likes, not too overly lemony and a little to the buttery side. If you like it more lemony feel free to adjust according to your taste.

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