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    Quick Lemon Curd

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    Lavender Lynn's Note:

    This is very easy and delicious. It is made in the microwave. When I make it, it cooks for 5 minutes total, stirring after each minute. This recipe is from All Recipes.

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    1. 1
      In a microwave bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until smooth.
    2. 2
      Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter.
    3. 3
      Cook in the microwave for one minute intervals, stirring after each minute until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. It will be quite liquid but will set up somewhat overnight.
    4. 4
      Remove from the microwave, and pour into sterile jars.
    5. 5
      Store for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 05, 2012


      I halved the recipe, and only used one egg (instead of one and a half). I also only used the zest of one lemon. I combined the lemon zest with some of the sugar in a mortar and pestle and pulverized it to a paste so the curd would be smooth. I combined everything in my largest microwave-safe bowl. After three 1-minute pulses in the microwave on high, it was thick and starting to mound up. It made just over one cup (the two or three spoonfuls that didn't fit in the container got eaten right out of the bowl). It is OUTRAGEOUSLY good.

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    • on February 11, 2008


      Quick, Easy, Lemony and Great! In a 1-cup pyrex, I made 4 servings using: 1tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp Splenda granular, 1 egg, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 2tsp lemon zest and 2tbsp regular butter. I stirred the zest into the warm melted butter before mixing with the rest of the ingredients. I cooked it for 5 minutes, stirring at 1-minute intervals. It turned out thinner than most lemon curds I've made but it wasn't a problem and it thickened in the refrigerator. It tasted strongly of tart lemon and butter, which I like. It wasn't bitter at long as you avoid the bitter white pith, it shouldn't be. Made for the Holiday Tag game.

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    • on February 02, 2012


      I made this last weekend and loved it! I will have to say that I noticed that other recipes that I was comparing it to called for more sugar than this one so I added a 1/2 cup more sugar. It was real good. I will add this to my cookbook for lemon curd. Thanks for posting.
      Rachel Castle

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    Nutritional Facts for Quick Lemon Curd

    Serving Size: 1 (44 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 116.0
    Calories from Fat 60
    Total Fat 6.6 g
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    Cholesterol 50.1 mg
    Sodium 14.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 12.9 g
    Protein 1.2 g

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