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key lime curd

Recipe by
Chrissy Hackley
Vestal, NY

This is so tangy and slightly sweet! I break from traditional curds by using bottled juice and no zest. But the bottled Key Lime juice gives it a great flavor depth!

prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For key lime curd

  • 3/4 c
    bottled key lime juice
  • 5 lg
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 stick
    salted butter, cut into even tablespoons
  • 2 pinch
    salt, only if using unsalted butter

How To Make key lime curd

  • 1
    In sauce pot, combine juice, sugar, and eggs with a whisk.
  • 2
    Turn onto medium heat, and while whisking continuously, cook for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove from heat. Whisk in butter 1 tablespoon chunk at a time until melted and incorporated before adding next piece. If using salt add now.
  • 4
    Pour through fine mesh strainer into glass bowl to remove any chunks of cooked egg.
  • 5
    Cover tightly and place in fridge for at least 3 hours before using in your recipes, or just eating it with a spoon. Amazing spread on plain sweet muffins and scones!