No-Stir Lemon Curd

No-Stir Lemon Curd

Creamy, sweet, and tart enough to make your mouth pucker just a little, homemade lemon curd strikes the perfect balance of flavors. Our version does away with the need for a water bath or constant stirring. Spread it on scones and muffins, bake it in a tart, or eat a spoonful for a midday treat.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

2 cups

Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

2 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Free Time

to sit in blissful silence


  • 8 tablespoons butter, cut in chunks (1 stick)
  • 1 cup (225ml) lemon juice, from about 5-7 lemons
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Place butter in the Anyday dish, and cook uncovered in the microwave for 1-2 minutes in 30 seconds intervals, or until fully melted.
  2. Add the lemon juice, sugar, eggs, yolks, and salt in the Anyday dish and blend with an immersion blender until well incorporated. Using an immersion blender or regular electric blender is imperative to the success of the recipe. 
  3. Cook uncovered in the microwave at Power Level 6

    Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels. 

    Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.

    For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.

    Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:

    PL 10 = 100% = High (default)

    PL 9 = 90% = High

    PL 8 = 80% = Med-High

    PL 7 = 70% = Med-High

    PL 6 = 60% = Medium

    PL 5 = 50% = Medium

    PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low

    PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low

    PL 2 = 20% = Low

    PL 1 = 10% = Low

    You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.

    for 10 minutes. The curd will be ready when the mixture coats the back of a spoon. If needed, cook for 30-second intervals on Power Level 6 until done.
  4. Whisk the curd until a thick cream is formed.
  5. Strain the curd to remove any potential curdled whites. Curd can be used hot as a filling or, once chilled, as a spread for pastries.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use lime, key lime or grapefruit juice for a different flavor curd.
  • You can substitute lemon juice for passion fruit puree for a tropical twist.
  • Once cool, add some Greek yogurt and enjoy with fresh berries.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.