Lime, Orange or Lemon Curd

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by PetsRus

Easy to make and so many uses, I like to mix a few tablespoons with some rum and drizzle that over coconut ice cream. Not to forget it is a nice gift.

Top Review by Evie3234

I made the lemon curd variety. It has the 'right' amount of sweet and the 'right' amount of tart for me. I did find it didnt thicken up as much as other lemon curd recipes Ive tried, but still an easy tasty recipe. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften the limes by rolling them back and forth with your hands on the kitchen counter; you will get more juice out of them if you do this.
  2. Grate the zest very finely, take care that you don’t grate the white pith.
  3. Squeeze the juice out of the fruit; you will need 150mL.
  4. Put the rind (zest), butter, sugar and juice in a heatproof basin.
  5. Stand this over a pan of boiling water and heat until the sugar and butter have melted.
  6. Lower the heat, you don’t want the water to boil now.
  7. Whisk in the eggs, when incorporated use a wooden spoon and stir until the curd has thickened and coats the back of the spoon, 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Pour into hot jars, when cool label them.
  9. Use this recipe also to make orange or lemon curd, just make sure you have 150mL juice Keep in the fridge.

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