Lighter Lemon - Lime Curd (No Butter)

"I love lemon curd or lemon butter as we call it here in Oz but it's quite fattening so I went searching for a lighter version and found this on a website called Bakingsheet. Recipe can easily be increased."
Lighter Lemon - Lime Curd (No Butter) created by Outta Here
Ready In:
1.5 cup




  • In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, dissolve sugar into lemon juice. Add zest.
  • Lightly beat egg in a small/medium bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly pour lemon/sugar syrup into the egg. Beat for 2 minutes (only 1 if you're using a mixer), then transfer back into the saucepan.
  • Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until it just starts to bubble at the edges. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Transfer to a small container and store in the fridge.

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  1. shagunmoharkar
    Lighter Lemon - Lime Curd (No Butter) Created by shagunmoharkar
  2. shagunmoharkar
    The recipe was amazing!! So easy and delicious! Perfectly tart-y.. i guess i did something wrong because my curd on adding the egg and then thickening started to have many white speckles so i had to strain it after it was ready. But otherwise it was totally awesome
    • Review photo by shagunmoharkar
  3. Ilikefood213
    loved the recipe!
  4. Rosanne R.
    Perfectly tart! Yum!
    • Review photo by Rosanne R.
  5. Rosanne R.
    Nothing was changed. Used as is!


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