If you've ever made lemon curd, you probably know that it can be quite a chore. Not this recipe! It's the EASIEST Lemon Curd EVER. Be sure to also check out the three mind-blowing things to make with lemon curd also included in this post.
Our youngest granddaughter, Emmy turned 9 this past week. She might just be the epitome of the old adage, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree" in that she has enjoyed good food from before she even took the first bite. We always smile at the memory of her as a young baby (still solely on breast milk), watching her mom and dad eat, eyeing the food as it went from the plates to their mouths and saying "mmmm, mmmm!".
When she finally was allowed to indulge in solid food, she took all of it in with great gusto! Here is a picture of enjoying a bowl of tomato soup at a ripe young age:
A big decision
Emmy, at 9, is now a bonafide "foodie" and enjoys all types of food... international, sweet, savory and most things in between! She gets especially excited each year when it starts getting close to her March birthday (like in January) and loves thinking and planning what type of cake we will celebrate her big day with.
This year, she asked if she could create a secret Pinterest board to catalog her ideas. Then, about a week ago (since I always have the honor of making her cake) we had a serious discussion to finalize the details.
Emmy's 9th birthday cake choice was "a Pink Lemonade Cake". It was to have a "pink" surprise inside, similar to the interior of this Churro Cake but in pink, lemon curd filling, a lightly lemon flavored buttercream (in pink) and lots of edible flowers in pink and yellow. The cake turned out great and the whole family enjoyed it a few days ago as we celebrated Emmy's big day.
The reason I share this story has to do with our Ridiculously Easy Microwave Lemon Curd which was what we used as the filling for Emmy's cake. Although I made the cake itself, Emmy prepared the lemon curd entirely herself a few days before her birthday. It truly is so ridiculously easy that an almost 9-year-old can make it, start to finish!
Making homemade lemon curd can be a complicated process. It usually involves a double boiler, careful watching, stirring and standing over the stovetop. This microwave lemon curd? Not so much! It comes together in about 10 minutes and much of that time is hands-off cooking in the microwave.
Another motivation to share this post has been the increasing number of comments and emails I have received recently regarding this lemon curd. Here are a few of them:
I can tell you this--every OTHER lemon curd recipe was a huge failure for me and I do SO dislike waste!
Chris, this is delicious and truly very easy. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Superb, easy recipe. I should love to add your pretty labels to my jars. I have made other lemon curds and this was by far the easiest and quickest with the least amount of mess. It has become my go-to recipes for curd. I have used it top fresh fruit, to make dips, fill cakes and even used it in my favorite sour cream cheesecake recipe by adding it to the top ½ of the batter. Thanks so much for sharing!
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