I love lemon and lemon curd is one of the most delicious items ever! I love it with lemons scones, vanilla cupcakes, on a slice of buttered toast and so much more.
I’ve included the two recipes, one for stovetop lemon curd, or microwave lemon curd.
I used to make it on the stove, but more recently have made it in the microwave with great results. Either option is delicious.
If there are any lumps in the lemon curd, be sure to press it through a fine strainer and press it with the back of a spoon. Lemon curd should be silky smooth.
Whisk it well to ensure it’s smooth without any straining needed.
My mom recently gave me lemons, he has the BEST lemons… they are Meyer Lemons (a hybrid lemon made from lemon and mandarin orange which makes them a little sweeter), but if you want the lemon curd tangier use Lisbon or Eureka lemons.
If you love LEMON just like me be sure to check out these lemon recipes as well:
- Lemon Wine Browned Butter Sauce
- Creamy Lemon Pasta
- Lemon Syrup
- Lemon Zucchini Soup
- Lavender Lemonade
- Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
- Homemade Mayo
I have another post about LEMON SCONES HERE.
- 1 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 10 tablespoons of butter, cut into tablespoons
- Mix lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan, heat until completely melted and sugar is dissolved.
- Add butter and heat until completely melted.
- Slowly pour that mixture into whisked egg yolks in a bowl, whisking continuously until everything is well combined.
- Return mixture to stove and heat until it's thick and coats a back of a spoon.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 egg yolks, from large eggs
- 3 large whole eggs
- 1/2 cup salted butter (or unsalted butter with a pinch of salt) 1/2 cup butter = 4 oz butter, 8 tablespoons butter, 1 stick butter. Cut into small pieces
- In a glass bowl whisk the sugar, eggs, egg yolks, and lemon juice.
- Add in the butter.
- Microwave on high for 45-60 seconds.
- Carefully remove from microwave and whisk.
- Continue to microwave at 45-60 second intervals until the mixture reaches 180° and easily coats the back of a spoon (thick). This will take 3-4 minutes.
- Place plastic wrap on top of lemon curd and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours until fully chilled, or place the bowl on top of an ice bath without allowing any water to get into the lemon curd, stir it often so it chills evenly, this will take about 30 minutes to completely chill in an ice bath if you'd like it to chill quickly.