Let’s face it. We all have that one curd recipe that we love to make over and over again. Well, you haven’t tried my lime curd recipe yet. This fresh lime curd is tangy, refreshing and silky smooth.
This lime curd recipe is a versatile one, which you can use for cakes, tarts, breakfast recipes, or simply enjoy as a spread. Above all, it’s an easy homemade curd recipe that can be prepared in just under 30 minutes.
Yes, this lime curd is that simple. So, what are you waiting for? Learn how to make a fresh lime curd recipe and stop purchasing the store stuff. Not only will it taste better, but it will also be safe to eat.
A homemade lime curd will not contain any of the artificial colourants, sweeteners, additives and conservants. It’s all made with fresh lime, eggs and butter. Enjoy!
products you need for this recipeHere is a list of products which you’ll need to make this easy lime curd recipe. Come take a look at which products you’ve got at home and which ones you still need to get. Look at these below:
- storage jars – you can make a large batch of the lime curd and store it in these elegant jars for later.
- zester / grater – you will need a citrus zester for this curd as it involves the addition of lime zest.
- citrus juicer – for this lime curd you will need to juice a couple of limes. So, I recommend taking a high quality juicer to cut your preparation time in half.
- a set of silicone spatulas – I can’t complete any dessert without a silicone spatula. It gets every bit of the good stuff into the jar, allowing no waste.
- lime juice – you can also skip ahead and procure a large bottle of lime juice which you can also use for cocktails.
lime curd recipe
This lime curd recipe only involves five elements from four ingredients. So, not only is this homemade curd easy to make, it is also inexpensive. Especially when you compare it to premium curds being sold at the supermarket.
Forget the supermarket stuff. Just make one yourself. Better yet, make a large batch. I’ve made tons of curd recipes in the past and they store quite well in my fridge. That is, until someone finds them and then they disappear in an instant.
If you’re interested in making this lime curd, you might also want to check out these recipes as well:
- strawberry curd – a fruity and sweet curd that wins everyone over
- kiwi curd – a seedless curd recipe with exotic flavours
- lemon curd – and make these incredible lemon curd cupcakes with them
Handy tip: Do not put the curd in the freezer as curds generally don’t freeze well. If you do, they’ll split as a result of the butter.
how to make curd
There are a couple of tips and tricks to making the perfect curd recipe. The same goes for this citrusy homemade lime curd.
There are steps which you can follow, which will ensure that you’ve made your curd like a professional.
Eggs: First, you’ll need to pay attention to the eggs. The eggs should be fresh. Second of all, remove the four eggs out of the fridge and allow them to reach room temperature.
Some curd recipes call for whole eggs, while others only require egg yolks. The egg yolks tend to make the curd more gel-like in terms of consistency. In addition, yolks-only add a rich taste.
Whereas, the whole eggs (because of the egg whites) produce a certain lightness.
Sugar: Caster sugar is the best type you can opt for when making this lime curd recipe. If you go for granulated sugar, it won’t dissolve as quick. Also, if you add brown sugar, it will make your curd lumpy and take on a strange beige colour.
Butter: First and foremost, take out the butter from the fridge and let it reach room temperature. Add the butter slowly, small piece by piece. This will allow the lime curd to reach a lovely velvety texture.
So, when was the last time you’ve tested your curd making skills? With the above-mentioned steps, you’ll cook like a curd expert.
lemon lime curd
Lime is my go-to citrus. For best results, I recommend you procure lime from either an Asian store or a premium supermarket. Ordinarily, the latter have juicy limes.
My experience with purchasing limes from anywhere else results in dried-out limes.
Handy tip: When you want to squeeze the lime juice as efficiently as possible, press down on the lime with your hand. Do so prior to cutting it in half.
Roll it on the kitchen counter with applied pressure. Only then cut it in half and see how easy it is to squeeze out the juice. This is an age-old bartender’s trick.
If you happen to run out of limes, you can also substitute a few of them with lemons. Since both stem from a citrus family, the result will be unchanged.
On the contrary, if you’ve got leftover limes, use them in a fantastic cocktail recipe. For instance, try this exceptional ginger beer and gin cocktail.
how to serve curd
Serve your fresh lime curd with the following recipes:
You can also eat it with yoghurt or enjoy it alone as is. It’s completely your choice.
lime curd cheesecake
One of my favourite ways to consume this lime curd is to serve it with a key lime cheesecake recipe. Just pour the curd over and enjoy.
This lime curd pairs exceptionally well with the following cheesecakes:
How would you serve this lime curd cheesecake recipe? Let me know.
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Learn how to make the perfect lime curd recipe. This curd is packed with citrusy flavours and has a velvety and creamy texture.
- 180ml (¾ cup) fresh lime juice
- 15ml (1 tbsp) lime zest
- 200g (1 cup) caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 100g (½ cup) butter
- Place all the ingredients, except the butter, in the food processor.
- Starting at the lowest power setting, switch on the processor and wait until everything has more or less blended.
- Slowly and systematically increase the power setting until you reach the maximum level.
- Leave it motoring for 5 minutes then over a period of one minute add the butter in equal quantities.
- Pour the contents in a container and let it chill in the fridge.
Nine small limes were used to obtain the specified amount of lime juice.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: English
Keywords: lime curd, British fruit curd recipe, lime dessert recipe, sweet lime spread