This quick Microwave Honey Lemon Curd is life-changing! Made with fresh lemons and sweetened with honey, it's the easiest no-stir lemon curd recipe you could imagine. Use as a filling for tarts, layer it in a parfait, spread it on pancakes, or swirl it into yogurt.
Melt butter (or coconut oil) in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.
In a separate glass bowl, whisk 3 eggs with ⅓ cup liquid honey. Add lemon juice and zest and whisk again.
Slowly add cooled butter (or coconut oil) and whisk until well combined.
Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave at full power for 1 minute. Stir again. Repeat in 1 minute intervals, as necessary. The time needed will depend on the power of your microwave oven. When it thickly coats the back of a metal spoon, it's ready.
Remove the bowl from the microwave and pour the lemon curd through a strainer to remove zest and any possible bits of cooked egg. It may seem too thin, but it will thicken as it cools. Once cool, store in the refrigerator.
Use grass-fed butter or coconut oil for paleo diet.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice is necessary in this recipe. Bottled lemon juice can sometimes produce a metallic taste in lemon curd.
To avoid a bitter taste, make sure to only zest the outer yellow portion of the lemon peel.
This recipe makes 1.5 cups of lemon curd. Nutrition information was calculated for 1 tablespoon.