This is how to make a great lemon curd recipe using fresh lemon and eggs. It's bright, thick, and full of lemon flavor.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, whole egg, and sugar until well combined. Whisk in the lemon juice and lemon zest.

Place the bowl in the microwave and cook in 40-second to 1-minute increments, stirring each time for around 3-4 minutes in total.

Stir the cold cubed butter through the hot lemon mixture and stir until smooth.

Pour the finished curd through a sieve into clean jars. It will thicken as it cools. Once cooled, store it in the fridge.