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tangy lemon lime curd

a recipe by
Janet Scott
Wittmann, AZ

I love everything lemon. As chocolate is to some, lemon is the way to my heart! I have made homemade lemon curd so many times before and this time I used both lemon and lime together. Simply fantastic!

serves 4 (depending on it's use). makes 1 1/2 pints
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tangy lemon lime curd

  • 5 lg
    egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 md
    lime (zested and juiced)
  • 1 md
    lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp

How To Make tangy lemon lime curd

  • 1
    Blind bake your crust for a lemon pie :)
  • 2
    Pre-measure all of your ingredients and have them ready. When you start this you will need to be whisking constantly. Zest your lemon and lime in a separate bowl then juice them in another bowl. you should have almost 1/2 cup juice. (The zest is optional but really adds a punch of flavor, if pipping at the end be sure to use a large tip)
  • 3
    Beat eggs yolks together in a medium bowl (save egg whites for meringue if you want to make a pie or tarts). Set the bowl aside.
  • 4
    Whisk together the flour, salt and sugar. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine water and heat up. Add the sugar, flour and salt mixture, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • 5
    Boil for 1 minute, remove from heat then slowly add hot mixture to egg yolks while whisking continuously. (This tempers the yolks and keeps them from cooking once you put them back on the heat.) Once you’ve added at least half of your hot mixture to the yolks, return mixture to the stove, on low, continuing to whisk and cook for 1 more minute or until thickened.
  • This is simply amazing, sweet and tart! I use it for pies, tarts, on pancakes and toast! My favorite thing is for filling doughnuts, but eating all by itself is a pleasure! For a pie, swirl a tiny bit of green food coloring into it, shows multi flavors.
    Remove from heat again and add butter, lemon juice and zest. Mix thoroughly
  • 7
    If you don't want it as tart add less juice and zest. This can also be piped on cheesecake :)
  • 8
    Or just a lemon pie :) On this one I put on whipped cream...YUMMY!