5.10.2011

Luscious Lime Curd

IMG_2289LinkI've been wanting to make lemon curd for quite some time now. Yes, I realize the title says lime curd...I'm getting to that. Lemon curd has been on my list. The "Things I'd Like to Make if Only I Can Get Up the Nerve" list. For some reason I've always thought it would be difficult to make. Cooking eggs for purposes other than my breakfast eating pleasure has always intimidated me just a bit.

I've been put in charge of desserts at my new job so I've had dessert on the brain nearly 24/7. I decided it was high time to face my lemon curd fears. I did a little searching on my trusty laptop and I ran across this article on making lemon curd. I read through and thought, "Hey, I actually think I can do this!". I have a fun little dessert cookbook called The Lady Had Seconds that I found some time ago on consignment at a homeschool bookstore. It was only a few bucks but it's filled with so many wonderfully scrumptious recipes. One of the recipes is for Lime Curd. Lime Curd? Now that sounds zippy!

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Ya know what?! Making Lime Curd is easy peasy. If you haven't ventured into curd territory, you really should. Don't be afraid. You can do it!

Lime Curd
adapted from The Lady Had Seconds

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Makes about 1 1/2 cups

2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup lime juice
2 tsp freshly grated lime zest
pinch of salt
8 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, beat in the eggs slowly, and then add the lemon juice, zest and salt. The mixture will look curdled. Don't panic, it will be alright. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until thickened (do not boil), 3 to 4 minutes. Cool to room temperature, whisking frequently. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill for a couple of hours. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

I served my lime curd over these cupcakes (flipped upside down) with sweetened whipping cream and fresh fruit. This is such a wonderful dessert for spring and summer. :)

Hope you all are enjoying your week!





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27 comments:

Faith said...

Yum!!!! Strawberries and lime curd?! That sounds like summer in a cupcake! I too have never tried to make any curds, but now it seems like something I should try!

Hovkonditorn said...

Lime curd is really good!

Ana Rita said...

Never tasted lime curd but it sounds wonderfull...The photos are gorgeous!

Kisses,
Rita

Angie's Recipes said...

Your lime curd looks so smooth!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yummmmm... And, I love the name of that cookbook, The Lady Had Seconds! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Kim said...

Your lime curd definitely looks luscious and I love that you served it with strawberries.

Faith said...

I've been toying with the idea of making curd lately and after seeing this I know I need to make it! It looks fantastic, Kim!

CupcakeLiz said...

Wow, that does look easy! :) I'm gonna make some this weekend!! Thanks so much! :)

TKW said...

I love lemon curd on a toasted english muffin! I've never made lime before, but it looks worth trying!

Bo said...

I've only made lemon curd...never lime...it looks so good ove top of that little cake.

Holly said...

Sounds Fabulous!!!:) I can almost taste it!

Randi Troxell said...

looks awesome!
so cool and summery too!!

Joanne said...

Haha I made lemon curd earlier this year and now I want to make a curd out of every citrus fruit imaginable! Haven't conquered lime yet but i need to! This looks SO GOOD.

Natalie said...

I love making things from scratch that a lot of people just buy...this looks fabulous!

Juliana said...

I just made lemon curd with the lemons that I got from my sister...your lime curd look delicious, so rich in flavor. Hope you are having a great weel Kim :-)

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

Oh goodness, I would put this on everything! Yummy.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Sounds and LOOKS so refreshing!

Jeannie said...

I love this recipe...sounds so tangy and delicious! I am so going to try this for macarons filling:D Thanks for sharing Kim:D

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

i have never had lime curd and now I know what I was missing! Beautiful photos!

pigpigscorner said...

I really have to try lime curd!

Gloria said...

wow!! this lemon cur look absoultely amazing and tempting! I love lemon curd! Love the picture, gloria

clearlytangled said...

i've made lemon curd quite a few times, since it's one of the husband's favorite desserts of all time. lime curd sounds equally delicious!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

it looks amazing its also on my to do list :-)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! I love lime curd. I made it not that long ago too :)

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Oh how delicious. I love lemon curd and can only imagine lime curd is wonderful.

BarbaraJean said...

This looks so good, Kim. I enjoyed reading your interview with Chow and Chatter! How fun!

5 Star Foodie said...

Your lime curd looks and sounds amazing, so good over berries, excellent!

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