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Lime Curd

An easy recipe for homemade lime curd. A perfect addition to your favorite desserts and morning pastries!
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
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. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel