We changed the mixing method of our favorite lemon curd, then cooked it in the microwave. The results? Buttery rich and smooth as silk, every time.
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
How to Make It
Step One: Grate zest from lemons to equal 2 Tbsp. Cut lemons in half; squeeze juice into a measuring cup to equal 1 cup.
Step Two: Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Gradually add lemon juice to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition; stir in zest. (Mixture will look curdled.) Transfer to a 3-qt. microwave-safe bowl.
Step Three: Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes, stirring at 1-minute intervals. Microwave, stirring at 30-second intervals, 1 to 2 more minutes or until mixture thickens, coats the back of a spoon, and starts to mound slightly when stirred.
Step Four: Place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on warm curd (to prevent a film from forming), and chill 4 hours or until firm. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Stove-Top Method: Prepare as directed through Step 2, transferring mixture to a heavy 4-qt. saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 14 to 16 minutes. Proceed as directed in Step
When I got my Feb 2013 issue and saw this lemon curd recipe for the microwave I knew I just had to try it. It's as easy as the instructions say. It tastes soooo yummy.
I also tried the Lemon Yogurt crumb cake and it was superb too!. I can't get enough
of that lemon curd. It's my new favorite recipe. Next I'll be making the lemon cheescake bars. Thanks, Southern Living!
Wow, you were,nt kidding ! Just made a batch & off course had to lick the spoon after :) I like it tart so used 1 3/4 cups of of sugar instead of 2c, perfect ! Also mine ook an extra minute in the microwave, so quick & easy I,ll be makeing it again very soon. Thank you !
Colossal success on the very first attempt! I'm not exactly sure why, but I chose to cook it on the stovetop instead of the microwave & it was easy and absolutely perfect. This recipe is most definitely a keeper.