Mason Jar Microwave Lemon Curd Recipe

Easy and quick lemon curd made in a small batch in the microwave! One cup of lemon curd can be obtained from this recipe, which is prepared in a mason jar and heated in the microwave.

– ⅓ cup or 66g granulated sugar – zest of 1-3 lemons depending on how much effort you want to put into it – ⅓ cup or 80g freshly squeezed lemon juice must be freshly squeezed – 2 large egg – 2 ½ tablespoons butter cold, salted or unsalted




For this recipe, you'll need a 16-ounce wide-mouth mason jar or a heatproof bowl. Pour sugar into jar or bowl and zest lemon(s) over it. A fork stirs it.

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STEP  1 .

Lemon juice and sugar should be whisked with a fork. Crack the eggs and beat with a fork until nearly all egg white bits are gone.

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The jar should be placed in the microwave at a power setting of one hundred percent for thirty seconds.

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There will be white bits on top after 30 seconds. With the fork, mix the curd. Bring it back to the microwave and heat it for some more time.

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More white bits will appear; whisk with a fork and microwave 30 seconds. If it looks thick after mixing and the temperature is 160, skip the fourth 30 seconds!

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When you do it for the fourth time, the curd should be thick and have what looks like foam on top. Thoroughly mix the curd.

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Place butter in a small bowl with a sieve. Press the curd through the sieve to remove bits. Scrub the sieve bottom. 

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Stir until butter is melted and curd is glossy and silky. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

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See Also

Blackberry Curd Recipe