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Easy Microwave Citrus Curd ~ turn any fresh citrus juice into a luxurious, creamy, spread in only minutes, using your microwave!


makes a small jar of curd, approximately 1 cup

Total time

0 minutes


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup citrus juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (for all curds EXCEPT lemon)
  • 3 eggs (at room temperature)


  1. Whisk the sugar and juice together in a medium sized microwave safe mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk in the eggs, making sure to get them completely broken up and smoothly incorporated.
  3. Put the bowl in the microwave and set for 4 minutes at full power.
  4. Whisk the mixture after the first and second minute. Then whisk every 30 seconds.
  5. The curd is ready when it has thickened. It will get lighter in color and be like a thin pudding.
  6. Pour the curd through a mesh strainer and then into a jar or jars. Let cool and then cap and refrigerate.
  7. The curd will thicken further as it chills.

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