So James is obsessed with lemon curd and lemon flavoured things in general. We decided to try our hand at actually making it because we thought it would be cheaper… turns out lemons are like $2 a piece at the moment and we used 2.5 lemons so really this was probably the most expensive lemon curd ever. It was still totally yummy though.

This recipe is a combination of this recipe and our own experiences.


We used:

  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Juice of 2.5 lemons (around 1 cup)
  • Lemon zest
  • 125g of butter, melted in the microwave

Firstly squeeze the lemons into a cup. It works better if you have one of those fancy lemon juicing cone things, but failing that use a strong hubby.


Put the eggs and sugar into a bowl and mix well. Add the lemon juice, zest, butter and mix again.


Mix thoroughly for a few minutes. Microwave for 1 minute at a time, every minute mix it so anything that’s stuck to the bottom is distributed evenly. We ended up microwaving for a total of 4 minutes on our crappy old microwave but I get the feeling it would only take around 3 minutes in our new powerful one. The mixture will thicken up every time you put it in, James wanted something runny that could go on toast and cheesecake, but you might want it more solid.

Push the mixture through a sieve to get rid of the zest and any lumps then put it into a really cute sterile container to cool.


Alternatively, spread on something and just eat it warm. Just don’t burn yourself!


I enjoyed it spread on waffles in the morning, James enjoyed it on everything… especially a spoon ^_^