I love lemons!  I came across an easy lemon curd recipe a few years ago that made my toes curl!  I try to keep a jar of it in the frig at all times.  I use the lemon curd on English Muffins, in cupcakes and pancakes…  sometimes I just eat a spoonful of it!  Here is the recipe!

Lemon Curd Recipe


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 3 lemons


  1. Melt the butter in the microwave. I like to melt mine in a glass measuring cup.
  2. Zest 3 lemons.
  3. Then squeeze the juice from the lemons into a measuring cup. You will need 1 cup of lemon juice. (I needed 4 lemons for the juice but you can top the cup off with bottled lemon juice.)
  4. Now, in a separate microwave safe bowl, mix you 3 eggs together.
  5. Add a cup of sugar to your eggs and whisk until smooth.
  6. Next add the lemon zest, lemon juice and melted butter to the eggs and sugar.
  7. Stir all ingredients until they are well incorporated.
  8. Put your mixture into the microwave in 1 minute intervals.
  9. After 1 minute, remove the mixture and stir.
  10. Repeat this process until the curd is slightly thick. I repeated the process about 8-10 times.
  11. Set the curd assigned until it has cooled. I let mine cool for about 4 hours.  (You can strain the curd before allowing it to cool.  Personally, I like leaving the lemon zest in the curd.)

Lemon zest with 1 cup of lemon juice

3 eggs

Melted butter

Thickened lemon curd transferred to a metal bowl to cool.