Homemade Lime Curd

A friend came over yesterday and with him he brought a bunch of blackberries!! So those blackberries are destined for blackberry/lime tarts! This afternoon I whipped up a batch of homemade lime curd to be used in the tarts. I mean doesn’t everyone keep a dozen limes on hand all the time!

This lime curd is extremely easy to make and doesn’t require a double broiler or straining. It has a fantastic lime flavor with just the right amount of sweetness! Use it in tarts, a toast, scones, cookies, or mix it with yogurt! The possibilities are endless!


3 large eggs
1/2 cup lime juice (5 large limes)
Zest from 2 limes
1/4 cup frozen salted butter
3/4 cup sugar

Juice and zest limes

Cube frozen butter
Whisk eggs

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and gently whisk together.


Transfer to medium pan and continuously stir over low heat until mixture begins to thicken and butter starts to melt. 5 minutes in my experience.


Remove from heat and continue to stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to glass jars to cool. Makes 2 cups.

Note: you can make lemon curd by replacing the lime ingredients with lemons!


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