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.
113,0724.9/5 for 22 ratings
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Last modified on: July 10th 2011

For 400 g, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 200 g 400 g 800 g 1 kg 200 g

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
16 min.20 min.18 min.54 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 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.

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).

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).

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Source

After Pierre Hermé.

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