Since the theme of this week's Carnival of the Recipes is easy/hate-to-cook recipes, I thought I'd post my SIL's Microwaveable Lemon Curd recipe. Lemon curd is pretty easy to make anyway, but this is the sooper-dooper easy version, for the very laziest of cooks.
Microwave Lemon Curd
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
Finely grated zest of 3 lemons
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Melt butter in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. Grate the lemon peel to get lemon zest. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. Blend with a wire whisk. Slowly whisk in the hot melted butter.
Microwave mixture on high 3-4 minutes until thickened, whisking well after each minute.
Pour into a clean glass jar and allow to cool in refrigerator. Will keep a week or more if kept refrigerated, and more if sealed in canning jars.
Now, for the really REALLY lazy cooks who don't want to mess about with fresh lemons to get the "zest", a splash of lemon extract will add some extra-lemony flavor. Or you can just leave that step out altogether. It's extremely yummy even without the zest.
Now, what does the lazy cook DO with this easy lemon curd, you may ask... THAT is another post for another day.