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Lime curd in bowl with spoon in center

Lime Curd

Lime Curd is an easy lime curd recipe that's rich, tangy, and bursting with fresh lime flavor.  It's the perfect addition for a special brunch or dessert!

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  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime or key lime juice 3-4 large limes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small chunks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime zest


  • Whisk together the granulated sugar, eggs, and lime juice in a stainless steel or heat proof bowl. Place over the top of a pan of simmering water and cook, whisking constantly so the egg doesn't curdle, until the mixture thickens to the consistency of sour cream, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour the curd through a fine mesh strainer placed over a medium bowl, using a spoon to help it through. Add the butter, and stir until completely melted. Stir in the lemon zest. Let the curd stand at room temperature. The curd will thicken as it cools.
  • Once the curd has cooled, place plastic wrap over the surface of the curd to keep a skin from forming, and store in the refrigerator. Serve chilled. The curd will keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • Substitute the lime juice with lemon, orange, key lime or grapefruit juice.
  • Many citrus curds out there contain almost an entire stick of butter, which masks the tangy citrus flavor in my opinion. I choose to use less butter to let that fresh citrus flavor shine through!
  • The curd will keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 71kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 22mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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