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

Keywords for this recipe:Lemon curdLime curdCreamButterLemonEnglish
For 400 g, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
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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.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Add 2 eggs...

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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...and mix thoroughly with the whisk.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Add the juice of the 3 limes. Mix thoroughly again.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Filter the mixture through a fine sieve and discard the zest.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Tip the mixture into a pan.

Stage 7 - 8 min.
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Leave over low heat, whisking gently until it thickens.

If you have an electronic thermometer, the temperature should reach around 82°C (180°F).

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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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.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Mix thoroughly. Your lime (or lemon) curd is ready.
Remarks
For a classic lemon curd, use only 2 lemons (and, of course, no colouring).
Keeping
A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,437 Kcal or 6,016 Kj17 gr130 gr95 gr
72 %6 %12 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
228 Kcal or 955 Kj3 gr21 gr15 gr
11 %1 %2 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 400 g : 1.86 €

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Source
After Pierre Hermé.
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