Lime (or lemon) curd

Step by step recipe:

  1. 10 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #1
    Tip 100 g caster sugar into a bowl and add the zest of the 3 limes.

    Stir with a whisk and leave for 10 minutes so that the sugar takes up the aromas of the zest.
  2. 10 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #2
    Add 2 eggs...
  3. 5 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #3
    ...and mix thoroughly with the whisk.
  4. 2 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #4
    Add the juice of the 3 limes. Mix thoroughly again.
  5. 3 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #5
    Filter the mixture through a fine sieve and discard the zest.
  6. 1 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #6
    Tip the mixture into a pan.
  7. 8 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #7
    Leave over low heat, whisking gently until it thickens.

    If you have an electronic thermometer, the temperature should reach around 82°C (180°F).
  8. 10 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #8
    Leave to cool for 10 minutes, until the temperature goes down to 60°C (140°F), then add 100 g butter and, if you wish, 5 drops food colouring.
  9. 5 min.Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #9
    Mix thoroughly. Your lime (or lemon) curd is ready.

Remarks:

For a classic lemon curd, use only 2 lemons (and, of course, no colouring).

Recipes which use it: 3

Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Lemon Tart / Meringue Pie
Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart
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Little lime tarts

Source:

After Pierre Hermé.

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