Content of the material
- Are Lemons Keto?
- Cooking Tips
- Step 5: Put the Microwave-safe Cup, With Juice, Into the Microwave
- What to do with lemon curd
- Step 8: Add Sugar to Hot Lemon Juice and Water
- Review this recipe
- What ingredients are in microwave lemon curd?
- Lemon properties make it a good cleaning agent
- 1. It is high in citric
- 2. Lemon does not tolerate bacteria or insects.
- 3. Smells amazing
- 4. Rarely causes damage to surfaces.
- Tips to Thicken Lemon Curd
- Recommended Products
- Be careful not to tip or spill the remaining water after you remove it from the microwave. It can still be very hot for up to 15 minutes!
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Are Lemons Keto?
Absolutely! They’re low in carbs and high in fiber. So go ahead and flavor your water or unsweetened tea with the juice of a lemon, or make your favorite Keto lemon dessert.
Not only are they low in carbs, the nutrients in lemons are reportedly linked to being a potential aid in weight loss and digestive issues. They’re an excellent source of vitamin C and have other health benefits that you can read more about in this article.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 eggs (yolks and whites)
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4-5 lemons)
- zest of 3 lemons
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- I strongly suggest using fresh lemon juice for this recipe. To get the most lemon juice out of your lemons, press them onto the counter and roll them with your hands before cutting into them.
- Make sure to use a large microwave-safe bowl to microwave it. I always use a large Pyrex glass measuring cup and I suggest using something similar.
- Make sure to whisk in each ingredient really well. If they’re not fully mixed together, the curd may turn out a little gritty and have some cooked pieces of eggs in it.
- The curd will not be as thick as what you see in the pictures at first, but it will thicken more as it cools. You’ll know it’s done when it coats the back of a spoon.
- Don’t forget to strain it! This will help remove any chunks of eggs or lemon zest and make it much smoother.
Step 5: Put the Microwave-safe Cup, With Juice, Into the Microwave
Put the Microwave-safe cup, with juice, into the Microwave. If your microwave has a turntable, put the cup near the edge of the turntable. If your microwave does not have a turntable, put the cup in the middle.
What to do with lemon curd
- Spread it on toast, English muffins or these wonderful homemade biscuits.
- A spoonful would be fabulous on these Ridiculously Easy Sugar Top Scones.
- Lemon curd is delicious on pancakes, waffles, etc
- Spoon it over ice cream and serve with shortbread cookies.
- Fill homemade or store-bought crepes with lemon curd and topped with fresh berries and Raspberry Coulis
- Use lemon curd as a cake filling
- Lemon curd is a delicious filling for Pavlova or meringues.
- Combine whipped cream and lemon curd for a light, delicious lemon mousse.
- Pour it into small jars tied with a pretty label and give a jar as a gift. (If you’d like a PDF for the labels, just leave a comment below the post.)
- Serve it with fresh fruit for breakfast or brunch. I like to serve it in a pretty bowl next to the fruit. It’s fun to add a small bowl of poppy seeds too for a fun and gourmet touch.
So, you know how they say “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade? I say, make lemon curd! Even if life doesn’t shower lemons on you, be sure to pick some up at the store. You probably have everything else you need for this simple, elegant recipe. And if you make a batch today, you’ll be all ready for our fabulous Lemon Curd Shortbread Tart (below) which we’ll be sharing tomorrow. It might not look like it, but this is another super easy recipe you’ll be making again and again!
Step 8: Add Sugar to Hot Lemon Juice and Water
Add sugar to the hot lemon juice and water. I like to put three tablespoon-fulls in. You could do this right after you pull it out of the Microwave, while it is nice and hot.
Review this recipe
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What ingredients are in microwave lemon curd?
- lemons: Organic lemons are best especially since you’ll use the zest (outer layer) of the lemons in this recipe. If you don’t have organic lemons take extra care to scrub the lemons before removing the zest.
- eggs: Some curd recipes use only the egg yolks but this recipe for microwave lemon curd uses whole eggs. No need to separate the egg yolks and the egg whites– it is a time saver for sure!
- butter: We’ll microwave the butter in the first step so it doesn’t matter if you start with cold butter or room temperature butter. I often use salted butter for this fruit curd recipe. If you use unsalted butter you may want to add a pinch of salt to your ingredients.
- sugar: granulated sugar works well in this curd. The sugar will dissolve as you heat the mixture in the microwave. You’ll notice the sound of your mixture changes as you stir it every thirty seconds. As the sugar dissolves the mixture becomes less gritty.
Lemon properties make it a good cleaning agent
1. It is high in citric
The high citric level in lemons makes it a natural sanitizer enabling it to clear and disinfect all traces of mildew, bacteria, and fungi. Calcium deposits and rust also do not stand a chance when scrubbed off with lemon’s citric acid. Citric acid is also perfect in removing soap scums you might have used before to clean your microwave.
2. Lemon does not tolerate bacteria or insects
If you are the type that rarely uses your microwave, there are moments when bacteria and insects tend to use it as a breading place, especially if the microwave was not cleaned the last time you used it. Using lemon will create a clean environment that cannot allow the existence of bacteria and insects.
3. Smells amazing
Lemon’s smell is always refreshing. You may use lemon to clean your microwave not just to disinfect it from bacteria and insects but also to give your microwave a unique, refreshing fragrant.
4. Rarely causes damage to surfaces
Lemon brightens dull, greasy, and spotty parts of the microwave bringing back its sparkling texture. Lemon also brightens the white parts of your microwave. It is also known for its magical ability to remove rusty areas. Lemon works perfectly with vinegar when it comes to eliminating rusty spots.
Tips to Thicken Lemon Curd
Though this Keto lemon curd recipe is almost impossible to mess up, there’re a couple of things that can happen that causes lemon curd to be runny. The key to making it thick is heating it enough during the cooking phase. The eggs and lemon work together when heated to make a custard like texture, so make sure to cook it for all of the 5 minutes.
Depending on your microwave, you may have to cook it for another 30 seconds and whisk again. But understand, when lemon curd is still hot it’s going to be loose. It begins to thicken as it chills in the fridge.
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