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Lime (or lemon) curd

Lime (or lemon) curd

Lime curd is a delicious conserve and variation on the traditional lemon curd, made with limes, eggs and butter. It's the perfect filling for either large or small tarts.

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Last modified on: July 10th 2011

For 400 g, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
16 min.20 min.18 min.54 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Step by step recipe

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

If you have an electronic thermometer, the temperature should reach around 82°C (180°F).
8 min.
8 Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #8Leave 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. 10 min.
9 Lime (or lemon) curd : Photo of step #9Mix thoroughly. Your lime (or lemon) curd is ready. 5 min.

Remarks

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

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
148320 gr130 gr98 gr
74 %8 %12 %15 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2283 gr20 gr15 gr
11 %1 %2 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 400 g : 1.92 €

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Source: After Pierre Hermé.
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This recipe use (among others)
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