Lime Curd

Lime Curd

Breaking News: Limes are tasty! Yeh, I don’t know what took me so long to figure this out either, but boy, this is my new favorite ingredient for 2020. So, of course, I had to figure out how to turn into something dessert-related. This lime curd would be perfect in a meringue topped pie, but I kept it more basic. In our house, we used it instead of syrup with waffles and as a dip for fruit and graham crackers.

Lime Curd

Lime Curd

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 113kcal
Lime curd is a great base for a tart and tangy sweet treat. Bonus, this one will last in your fridge for up to a week.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 2 eggs beaten

Instructions

  • Set up a double boiler over medium-high heat. Place the sugar, butter, lime juice, lime zest in the top of the double boiler; stir until butter melts. Mix 2 tablespoons hot lime mixture into the eggs and stir to blend.
  • Reduce heat to medium and 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 before use. If not using immediately, keep in a glass container and refrigerate.

Notes

If you don’t have a double boiler, carefully place a bowl over a saucepan of water and proceed with caution. Definitely make sure the bottom of the top part does NOT touch the water in the bottom. That will lead to uneven cooking.

DAIRY-FREE

I have made this with vegan butter to great success!

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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