Easy lemon curd

Prep 15 mins | Cook 5-7 mins | Makes 2 cups

125g unsalted butter, chopped
3 free-range eggs, at room temperature
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
¾ cup lemon juice (about 3-4 lemons)

Step 1 Place butter into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30-60 seconds until melted.

Step 2 Add eggs, sugar, lemon rind and lemon juice. Microwave on medium, whisking every minute, for 5-7 minutes until a smooth thick curd forms. Transfer mixture to an airtight container, cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold.

Step 3 Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Ways to use lemon curd…

  • Use as a filling in butterfly cupcakes and crepes.
  • Serve on a pavlova or meringue nests with whipped cream.
  • Use it as a filling in a lemon meringue tart.
Good for you ... Lemons

A good source of vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

The flesh and skin of lemons provide dietary fibre, which helps keep the intestine functioning normally.