Oh how we love fresh Key Lime Curd and its sister, Lemon Curd! You can buy expensive jars of this in the gourmet section of your local market, but it is just so dang easy to make a batch of fresh! Fresh Lime Curd is super rich, creamy and buttery, slightly thicker and packs a more intense lime-infused sweet & tart “punch” than key lime pie filling or the filling in Fresh Key Lime Bars and Key Lime Cheesecake or Pie.
Made with fresh key limes, this curd is bursting with flavor and incredibly easy to make - the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and the fresh key lime flavor really shines through!
This is perfect for filling shortbread cookies, drizzling on buttermilk pancakes, perfect with fresh blueberries in crepes, or as a wonderful filling for your favorite yellow or white layer cake. Also perfectly wonderful just licking from a spoon or your finger!
EASY AND FAST TO MAKE! TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST LIME CURD EVER!
HOW TO USE FRESH KEY LIME CURD:
KEY LIME CURD RECIPE VARIATIONS:
LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE HOSTESS GIFT?
If you know someone that loves fresh and flavorful Fresh Key Lime Curd and Fresh Lemon Curd, a perfect gift is a homemade jar of each, placed in a small basket with fresh scones or butter cookies. Guaranteed for lots of smiles, and they will be looking forward to your next visit for sure!
4 large egg yolks (room temperature)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
Zest from 3 fresh key limes
1/3 cup fresh key lime juice (about 4-5 key limes)
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
HOW I MAKE THIS:
YIELD: 1-1-1/2 cups
EASY RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS:
HOW TO USE FRESH LIME CURD:
Original recipe created May 2015; revised and reposted April 2023.
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