KEY LIME CURD…What is it? It is a thick, creamy custard just bursting with bright, citrusy flavor and a rich, smooth texture that melts in your mouth. What is it used for? It is mainly used for making your tastebuds deliriously happy! You can also use it in tarts and pies, as a cake filling, in thumbprint cookies, over warm biscuits or scones or even as a soup with a big spoon! OK…I made that last one up, but you get the point! Lime Curd is super easy to make and once you have tried it, you will wonder why you haven’t been eating it forever.
Basically, for this recipe, you just put all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan. You stir them in the pan until they are well blended. Then, you put the pan on the stove over low-medium heat and you continue stirring until the curd gets thick and creamy and coats the back of your spoon. Keep the heat low and take your time with this to develop the best texture. Be careful that your heat is not too high, or you will end up scrambling the eggs…and you don’t want that! Once the curd has thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in some butter. This will make it even richer and creamier and the flavor will deepen.
Then, just pour it into a jar or airtight container to cool. Small jars of this make wonderful gifts!
After it has cooled, you can use it any way you like. One of my favorite ways to use it is on my little Key Lime Desserts. I call them Jarbabies because I love to serve them in tiny mason jars.
Try some of this wonderful custard today. It’s one of my favorite recipes because it is so simple to make, and yet it tastes so unbelievably good. Let me know what you think! I bet you’ll love it as much as I do!
“When life gives you limes, rearrange the letters until they say SMILE.” – Unknown
Salty kisses and sandy hugs! xoxo – Michele
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup key lime juice (use regular lime juice if key lime is not available)
- zest of 1-2 limes
- pinch of salt
- 4 tbs butter, diced
- Add all ingredients except butter to medium saucepan
- Whisk ingredients together until they are smooth
- Put saucepan on the stove over low-medium heat
- Stir constantly until mixture becomes thick and creamy and coats back of spoon (about 6-8 mins)
- Remove from heat and add butter
- Stir well until butter is completely melted and mixed in
- Store in jars or airtight containers