Lime Curd Recipe

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Somewhat like a cross between pudding and jam, curd is a smooth, thick, and rich-tasting. Use it on scones, on toast, as a topping or for a filling in layer cakes. Quick and easy to make.
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  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice, fresh
  • zest from 1/2 lime
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • few drops of green food coloring (optional)
Container: medium sized heavy saucepan
5 mins
10 mins
15 mins
  • Iin saucepan mix eggs and sugar, beating until smooth. Add juice, zest, butter and salt.
  • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly and scraping down pan sides frequently, until mixture is very thick, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and, if using food coloring, add it  a drop at a time, stirring in each addition. Don't overdo the color.
  • Pour or scrape into a lidded container. It will keep well for a week if refrigerated.
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