Thursday, June 28, 2018

Microwave Lemon Curd!!

After all that talk of Uncle Barney and Elliott's love for Lemon Meringue Pie...Laurie emailed, asking for my UPDATED lemon curd recipe.  AND IT COULD NOT BE EASIER. 

My sister Deena's Microwave Lemon Curd
  • ½ cup melted and slightly cooled butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 tbl. cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (Lilly and Warren squeezed 4 lemons)
  • Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a large Microwave glass bowl.
2. Microwave on high in 1 minute increments, whisking after each increment, until the curd has thickened and coats the back of a spoon (usually 5-6 minutes).
3. You could pour the curd through a fine mesh strainer. (we didn't bother).

 Cover and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 ½ weeks*.

So -- on Father's Day -- Lilly and Warren helped me to ramp up some desserts. Lilly baked a yellow cake mix ALL BY HERSELF...
She picked out the cake, substituted lemon juice for some of the water, read the directions, ran the mixer, cracked the eggs...Hey -- she's ready to GET A JOB..!!
Each child had their own lemon juicer and bowl...
With the proper heat gloves, Lilly wanted to completely make the lemon curd.
She whisked after every 1 minute increment...
It took my microwave 6 times to get it set up (so it would coat the back of a spoon).

Sadly, I didn't take a single picture of our Father's Day Party.  But the way this dessert finished out, Lilly had three thin round layers of cake, and she put the lemon curd between them and on top -- then frosted it with Cool Whip.

IT WAS A HUGE HIT.  We may have started a new Father's Day tradition.


*(HA!! like two cups of lemon curd would last for TWO WEEKS!!)

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