Fresh lime curd

    40 min

    This twist on traditional lemon curd uses limes instead to make a sweet filling for cakes. You can also use it to sandwich meringues together or as a layer in a trifle. Or you can just put it on your toast if you prefer!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 60g butter
    • 180ml fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon lime zest
    • 2 eggs, beaten

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place the sugar, butter, lime juice and lime zest in the top of a double boiler; stir over medium-high heat until butter melts. Mix 2 tablespoons hot lime mixture into the eggs and stir to blend.
    2. Reduce heat to medium until water simmers. Slowly whisk egg mixture into the lime mixture. Cook over the double boiler until lime mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly and spoon into a clean, glass jar. Cover and refrigerate.

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    Just made this as a filling for a cheesecake, the base is made with coconut and marshmallow, it was a great hit and the lime curd is amazing, what a great flavour. and have now been asked to make one for my ex work colleagues.  -  22 May 2017


    This curd was absolutely delicious! To make it as a filling for Key Lime Cake, I substituted 1.5 Tbsp of lime juice for lemon juice and to make sure it would hold up as a thick filling, I sprinkled in one tsp. of flour while heating. Wonderful Recipe!  -  19 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very very good! I've been looking for a lime curd recipe and this one is definitely it! I love that it is so simple and made with things I already have at home. Highly recommended!  -  05 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)