Fresh Lime Curd


This lime curd recipe is a twist on lemon curd. When life gives you a bunch of limes, make lime curd! Use it as a cake filling, or any other way you desire.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 cup sugar

  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

  • 2 large eggs, beaten


  1. Place sugar, lime juice, butter, and lime zest in the top of a double boiler; stir over medium-high heat until butter melts.

  2. Temper eggs by mixing 2 tablespoons hot lime mixture into eggs, stir to blend.

  3. Reduce heat to medium until water simmers. Slowly whisk egg mixture into the lime mixture. Cook over the double boiler until lime mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Cool slightly and spoon into a clean, glass jar. Cover and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

172 Calories
7g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 47mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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