Lime Curd

An easy recipe for homemade lime curd. A perfect addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!

Easy homemade lime curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Rain boots are amazing… until they’re not. I’ve only had rain boots for a handful of years but they’ve come in SO handy. If you don’t have a pair, I can’t recommend them enough, especially if you live in a rainy or wet climate. I happily use mine year round. And they definitely make splashing in puddles more fun. No one should outgrow that! But back to the ‘until they’re not’ part… I was out doing errands recently when suddenly something seemed weird. Sure enough, hours later, I discovered half of my sock was completely soaked. The worst possible way to discover your rain boot has a hole or crack. On the bright side… I’m back in business with a new pair that fit even better. Fingers crossed these have a longer life span.

I feel like certain things, only an adult would be excited about. For example… buying new appliances, getting new lawn equipment… general home items, basically. Add to the list: a membership to a wholesale store. I finally did it, but not for the groceries or other bulk items. Nope. I specifically did it for dog beds. They were half price in store compared to their website, so it kind of seemed like a no brainer. And while I was there, it made sense to stock up on butter and a few summer essentials. Those stores are seriously overwhelming though! I can see how someone could easily spend a few hours in those stores wandering the aisles. Do you have a membership to any of the big wholesale stores? What are your favorite items to stock up on… is it the butter, produce, something else? Any tips and tricks I should be aware of for making the most of the membership?

Oh and PS… one of our cats has apparently already claimed one of the giant dog beds. Little does she know, she’s going to have to share it in the very near future!

Easy homemade lime curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m completely obsessed with fruit curds. They’re the perfect addition to so many things… cake, cupcakes, toast, pastries, donuts and SO much more.

I whipped this up for a special dessert… coming soon! But until then, you’ll definitely want to slather this on everything and then lick the spoon. It’s ridiculously tasty. If you love lemon curd, you’ll absolutely love this lime version!

Just a few simple ingredients! Big bonus, this comes together in under 15 minutes!

You’ll want to keep a batch of this on hand at all times this spring and summer! Run to the kitchen and whip up a batch.

Easy homemade lime curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Lime Curd

An easy recipe for homemade lime curd. A perfect addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Condiment
Servings: 1 cup


  • 4 Tb unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1/4 C lime juice freshly squeezed (roughly 2-3 limes)
  • 4 large egg yolks


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Remove pan from heat. Whisk in sugar, zest and lime juice. Add the yolks one at a time, whisking well between additions. 
  • Return pan to medium-low heat, whisking continuously until mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. 
  • Immediately press through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressed to the surface or transfer to a smaller storage container. Allow curd to cool to room temperature before transferring to the refrigerator. Store chilled until ready to use. 


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Easy homemade lime curd, ready in under 15 minutes! Recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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16 Responses to “Lime Curd”

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    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — April 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    This looks so perfect! Sunny, sweet, and sour.

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      Rachel — May 1, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Thanks, Lindsay!

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    Shashi at Savory Spin — April 27, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    This looks wonderful – now I want a slice of lemon curd pie with whipped topping! :)

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      Rachel — May 1, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Thanks, Shashi!

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — April 27, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I love lemon curd, so I’m sure this would be fantastic too!

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      Rachel — May 1, 2017 at 7:02 am

      You definitely need to try it :)

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    Patty Stone — May 19, 2017 at 1:28 am

    This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing. I have a bag of Key Limes just begging to be made into curd.

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      Rachel — May 19, 2017 at 7:20 am


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    Maddy — June 13, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    This was super easy to make, and it tastes wonderful!

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      Rachel — June 25, 2018 at 7:44 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    Eirini — March 10, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    What does Tb mean?

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      Rachel — March 13, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Tablespoon :)

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    Melissa Nieves — March 31, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Will this set as a pie filling or does it remain soft?

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      Rachel — April 1, 2020 at 7:56 am

      Once chilled, it does firm up a bit. I haven’t tried it as a pie filling though, so I can’t be sure how well it would work. Best bet would be to make the curd as is, and see if you like the consistency after chilling.

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    Lynette — September 13, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I just made this and it is DELICIOUS! I definitely just wanted to eat it by the spoonful, but I suppose I’ll save it for the macarons I’m using it for. Thanks for a great recipe!

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      Rachel — September 15, 2020 at 8:48 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Lynette! Thanks for sharing and happy macaron making. :)

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