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Servings: 6

Key Lime Curd Recipe

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Key Lime Curd Recipe - tangy, rich and sweet, this key lime curd is easy to make and perfect for pancakes, toast, macarons or to just eat it with a spoon.
Key-Lime-Curd-buttery, tangy, rich, sweet curd in a white ceramic bows, with a ceramic spoon and key lime slices next to it. Great for filling lime macarons.
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  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp key lime zest
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter


  1. In a heat proof bowl, combine egg yolks, sugar, key lime zest, key lime juice and salt. Whisk to combine.
  2. Place bowl over a double boiler and cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until thickened. It takes about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until smooth. Place in a jar. Let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate. Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Course: Dessert

Nutrition Information

Calories: 217, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 183mg, Sodium: 123mg, Potassium: 39mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Sugar: 25g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 465%, Vitamin C: 6%, Calcium: 24%, Iron: 0.4%