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Nothing quite beats the zesty deliciousness of lemon butter. This particular recipe is a microwave version, meaning no more stirring by a hot plate waiting for it to thicken.

Whether you lather it on freshly baked scones, spoon it into pre-made tart shells or enjoy it spread across your morning toast, lemon butter is a versatile favourite. Delicious!


2 lemons (rind and juice)

60g butter

1/3 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

Pinch of salt



  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Cook covered on the defrost cycle in the microwave for approximately 6-8 minutes.
  3. Stir the mixture occasionally until thickened.
  4. Store in hot sterile jars.


We love an easy recipe like this microwave lemon butter! If you’re looking to try out more of your skills in the kitchen why not have a go at our cheats vanilla slice.

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