Mock Lemon Curd

    13 minutes

    Unlike normal lemon curd this one is not made with butter; it is a lighter and faster version. It can be applied to other recipes that require lemon curd.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2/3 cup (155g) caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 100ml lemon juice,
    • 2 teaspoons lemon essence
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:13min 

    1. In a large microwavable bowl add the sugar, eggs, lemon juice, lemon essence and cornflour. Whisk well to avoid getting lumps in the mixture.
    2. Cook for 1 minute in the microwave (no more than 800W) then remove and whisk again.
    3. Cook 2 more times for 1 minute whisking between each. By the end the mixture should be creamy; if it looks like a flan then it is overcooked.
    4. Use the lemon curd as required.

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    i love this recipe its a bit scary as i was worried about getting scrambled egg,however i did it in 30 second blasts and have some faith. i also put in lemon rind and omitted the lemon flavouring and it has come out lovely such a great find ty. it has no butter so dubble bubble. will be doing this again going in my folder.  -  22 Mar 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Really fresh and tasty, just as nice as one i made with butter and also alot easier to make.  -  20 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Very easy to make though I think next time I will blend the corn flour with lemon juice to avoid lumps. I too omitted flavouring and added rind as I like the texture. Nice as buttery ones but less calories. Doesn't last long but that's just me being greedy!  -  10 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)