28 January 2016

Microwave Lemon Honey...

What do you call it?
Lemon Butter?
Lemon Honey?
Or...
Lemon Curd?
These days the recipes are all very similar.
I call it Lemon Honey.
Some call it butter, others curd.
But did you know that Lemon curd originally dates back to England in the 1800's.
And it was NOTHING like our modern version.
In fact Lemon Curd was exactly that - a curd!
Lemon acid was added to cream and left to form curds.
The whey was then drained off through a cheesecloth.
EWWWWW....I bet that was so tart tasting.
Not at all tangy, creamy, sweet and delicious like this recipe is.
So matter what you call it,
(I'm calling it Lemon Honey, because that's what Grandma called it),
let's make an even more modern version of it by using a microwave to cook it.

This recipe makes about 4 cups of Lemon Honey. I used a 1100w microwave.
(Adjust the times to the power of your microwave.)

In a glass bowl, place:
1 cup lemon juice
150 grams cubed salted butter.
Microwave on high for 1 & 1/2 minutes.
Add 2 & 1/2 cups sugar.
Stir to dissolve sugar for a few minutes.
If desired - Add 2 teaspoons lemon rind that's finely grated.
Add 8 eggs that have been lightly beaten.  Whisk well.
Cook on high for 5 minutes.
Whisk for one minute.
Microwave on high again for 2 minutes.
Whisk for two or three minutes.
If you prefer a thicker consistency, microwave another 2 minutes.
Whisk again.
Place into sterilised jars and seal.

Lemon Honey
You'll find the printable recipe HERE.

Note: An ingredient conversion chart can be found HERE


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10 comments:

  1. Looks so fresh and yummy! Thanks for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday! Pinning!

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  2. I haven't made this in a long time. Looks so yummy right now!

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  3. Pinning this one to make! I love lemon curd on everything! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

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    1. It's a very easy make too. Love the party....it's a foodies heaven!

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  4. The link to go to the printable recipe isn’t working.

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    1. I'm not sure why, as it is working my end.
      But here is the recipe:

      EASY MICROWAVE LEMON HONEY
      This recipe makes about 4 cups of Lemon Honey.
      I used a 1100w microwave.
      (Adjust the times to the power of your microwave.)
      In a glass bowl, place:
      1 cup lemon juice
      150 grams cubed salted butter.
      Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
      Add 2 1/2 cups sugar.
      stir to dissolve sugar for a few minutes.
      If desired - Add 2 teaspoons lemon rind that's finely grated.
      Add 8 eggs that have been lightly beaten. Whisk well.
      Cook on high for 5 minutes.
      Whisk for one minute.
      Microwave on high again for 2 minutes.
      Whisk for two or three minutes.
      If you prefer a thicker consistency, microwave another two minutes.
      Whisk again.
      Place into sterilised jars and seal.

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  5. Could this be water bath canned?

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    1. I'm not sure as this is a process I don't know. But you could try and test it out.

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    2. I would not recommend (for food safety purposes) that this recipe be water bath canned. There is a safe for canning Lemon Curd that is fantastic on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website. I teach food preservation courses for USU Extension, and this is the only Lemon Curd recipe USDA and the National Center recommend for safe canning.

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    3. Thank you for your advice regarding canning of Lemon Curd.

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