Lime Curd Recipe

Are you a lemon or lime lover? Have you ever tried a Lime Curd recipe or Lemon Curd? It is so good, or crackers, cookies, scones, and toast. How about Key Lime Cupcakes? I made some cupcakes just the other day and I filled them with  Key Lime Curd. It can be used with some of my dessert recipes and it gives it just a little kick.

Lime Curd Recipe

Key Lime Curd Collage

It is a simple recipe and only takes 6 ingredients. You can make it in about 15 minutes and it freezes well.

Key Lime Curd Recipe

Key Lime Curd Collage
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Lime Curd Recipe

Make this tart and sweet Lime Curd to spread on scones, fill cupcakes, and give as gifts. 
Course hors d'oeuvres
Cuisine American
Keyword Filling, Lime Curd, Limes, Scones
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 oz
Calories 317kcal
Author Candi Elm



  • Whisk sugar and cornstarch in heavy sauce pan. Add the egg yolks, zest and lime juice and whisk until well combined. Add small pieces of butter and cook over medium/low heat. (be very careful it doesn't get curdled). Stir constantly for 6 minutes or until mixture is thick enough to hold a line on the back of a wooden spoon. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. This freezes well. You can cut this in half if you need to.


Serving: 1ts | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 9.4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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Lime Curd Gift Giving Ideas

Another thing you can do with this recipe is to give it as hostess gifts. Get some ball mason jars and some ribbon and make a homemade tag and give it as a hostess gift during the holidays or a birthday. Another idea is Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub. This is sure to please that friend that needs some pampering.

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Have you tried lemon or lime curd? Let me know if you have a favorite recipe for lime curd or what else you have made with it. Make sure you pin this for later.

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  1. I love lime and lemon curd! We use it as a cake filling instead of buttercream. It helps give a perfect balance between the sweet and tangy. One of my faves.
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