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Lime Curd

This may be a lime curd, but you can use whichever citrus you prefer.

Lime Curd

Have you ever made a lime curd?  Or, had a chance to eat some, at that?  I have an idea for a recipe in my head that I need lime curd for, so I made some the other day.  Although I haven’t yet created the intended recipe, I am super glad I made the curd because it is SO delicious!

Yeah, I know as a food blogger I should have a better word than “delicious” in my vocabulary, but seriously, what’s wrong with using it every once in a while?  ;)

Lime Curd

Anyway, after making the curd, I decided it is just too good not to share as a recipe post on it’s own.  There is so much you can do with this.  Use it as a filling for a cake, spread it on a pastry or toast, scoop into little tart crusts for mini pies, or just spoon it up and eat it!  Seriously, guys, it’s that good.

Lime Curd

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon

Lime Curd

Lime curd can be used for layering in the middle of cakes, filling in pastries, spreading on toast and muffins, filling for tarts, or whatever you please!

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons grated lime zest, plus 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into about 14 small pieces

In a medium nonreactive saucepan, whisk together the sugar, eggs, lime zest and juice. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thickened, about 12 minutes.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, one small piece at a time, until thoroughly combined. Set a mesh strainer over a glass bowl and strain the mixture. Use immediately, or store in the fridge with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the curd, to prevent a skin from forming.

To set the curd, chill 3 hours or overnight. Use as cake filling, pastry filling, spread for toast or muffins, filling for tarts, etc.

Source: Martha Stewart

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  1. Lime is my favorite. I need this!!

  2. Citrus curds are my kryptonite – I seriously cannot help eating them by the spoonful from the jar :)

  3. Oh I looooove lime (or any citrus!) curd. I made a cake last summer with lemon curd and I swear I almost had to make a second batch because I was eating it all with a spoon! :)

  4. I’d happily sit down and eat this with a spoon :)

  5. I love lemon curd and I love limes, so this sounds like a perfect alternative!

  6. I enjoy curds of all kinds. I have a passion fruit coconut curd along with a plain coconut curd – amazing flavors and all great on toasted English muffins or spread (just a tiny bit) on butter cookies. MMM! Can’t wait to try this one.

  7. Such a lovely lime curd! This is begging to be stuffed into margarita cupcakes!

  8. This sounds so wonderful!!

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