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.
Print Recipe


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


  • 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.


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.


I have made this with vegan butter to great success!


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