Fresh Lime Curd recipe

Fresh Lime Curd


This Fresh Lime Curd is a tangy, sweet, and zesty spread that can be used for a variety of desserts or even as a stand-alone snack. This recipe yields about 2 cups of curd and will take approximately 30 minutes to prepare. Each serving of this Fresh Lime Curd contains about 60 calories.

**Ingredients:**
– 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 5-6 limes)
– 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
– 3/4 cup granulated sugar
– 4 large egg yolks
– 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
– Pinch of salt

**Instructions:**
1. In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the lime juice, zest, sugar, egg yolks, and salt until well combined.
2. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and whisk the mixture continuously until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 10-12 minutes.
3. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the butter until it has melted completely and the mixture is smooth.
4. Strain the curd through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl to remove any solids or remaining zest.
5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface of the curd to avoid forming a skin.
6. Chill the curd in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

**Additional Notes:**
– This Fresh Lime Curd can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
– You can use this curd as a spread or filling for cakes, tarts, or pies.
– To make a thicker curd, you can add an extra egg yolk to the mixture.
– To make a sweeter curd, you can add additional sugar to taste.

**Nutrition:**
– Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
– Calories: 60
– Total Fat: 4.5g
– Saturated Fat: 2.5g
– Cholesterol: 45mg
– Sodium: 5mg
– Total Carbohydrate: 5g
– Sugars: 4g
– Protein: 0.5g

**Preparation Time:** 10 minutes

**Cooking Time:** 20 minutes

**Servings:** 16 servings

**Category:** Dessert

**Cuisine:** British

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