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Creating a quick and delicious lemon custard from scratch is easier than you might think! This recipe will guide you through making a delightful dessert in just 5 minutes. Here’s how to do it:


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2-3 lemons)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Optional: Fresh berries or whipped cream for serving


  1. Whisk Eggs and Sugar: In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until well combined and slightly thickened.
  2. Add Lemon Juice and Zest: Stir in the freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest until incorporated.
  3. Microwave: Microwave the mixture on high in 1-minute intervals, stirring well after each minute. Continue microwaving and stirring until the mixture thickens to a custard-like consistency. This usually takes about 3-4 minutes total, but timing can vary based on microwave strength.
  4. Incorporate Butter: Once the custard has thickened, gradually add the melted butter, stirring constantly until fully incorporated.
  5. Chill and Serve: Allow the lemon custard to cool slightly, then transfer it to serving dishes or ramekins. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to chill and set.
  6. Serve: Serve the lemon custard chilled, garnished with fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

This quick lemon custard is perfect for when you’re craving a homemade dessert but short on time. The bright, tangy flavor of lemon combined with the creamy custard texture makes for a delightful treat. Enjoy this lemon custard on its own or as a filling for tarts or cakes. It’s sure to be a hit!


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