The best lemon curd recipe is the Microwave Lemon Curd, according to hundreds of recipe reviewers on the highly trafficked recipe website, Allrecipes.com. The dessert consists of a combination of sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, butter and eggs, which is heated in the microwave until a thick curd forms.
The basic lemon curd recipe uses sugar, lemons, eggs and butter and involves heating the combined ingredients. While there are variations on this basic ingredient list, the core ingredients stay the same in most of the Internet's most popular lemon curd recipes.
Famed cook Ina Garten offers her take on the dessert on Foodnetwork.com by combining eggs, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and butter, then heating the mixture until a thick liquid forms. Popular chef Alton Brown's recipe omits the salt and uses egg yolks in his recipe for lemon curd, which is located on the same website.
One can prepare the most popular lemon curd recipe on Food.com on either the stove or in the microwave by combining lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, butter, eggs and egg yolks, then heating it by one's preferred cooking method. Prepared lemon curd can also be used as a base ingredient to other dishes such as tarts, cakes and trifles.