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lime curd on a croissant.

Lime Curd

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 x 200ml jars, 26 portions 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Learn how to make the perfect lime curd recipe. This curd is packed with citrusy flavours and has a  velvety and creamy texture. 


  • 6 large eggs
  • 300g (2 1/2 cups) sugar
  • 150g (2/3 cup) butter
  • 2 (2 tbsp) limes, zest only
  • 150ml (2/3 cup) lime juice


  1. Quarter fill a large saucepan with boiling water and place over a low heat.
  2. Place a mixing bowl over the saucepan, if the bowl is touching the water tip some of the water out.
  3. Remove the mixing bowl from the top of the saucepan. 
  4. Place the eggs in the bowl and whisk until the mixture turns pale. 
  5. Tip in the sugar and whisk in until the sugar has dissolved.
  6. Add the butter, lime zest and juice. 
  7. Place the mixing bowl back on top of the saucepan. Whisk constantly until the mixture resembles a thick custard.
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. Using a jam funnel, pour the curd into sterilized jars and immediately seal with the lids.
  10. Serve with whatever you like but we would serve it on a No Bake Lime Cheesecake. Enjoy!


  • After the jars are sealed, they are best stored in a cool, dark place.
  • Once the jar is opened, store in the fridge and consume within 1 month. It won’t last that long though!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Preserve
  • Method: Bain Marie
  • Cuisine: British

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