Lime curd

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By: Sophie Grigson From: Sophie Grigson's Weekends

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.61 / 5 (119 votes)

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
15 min

Sophie Grigson's lip-smacking lime curd is the tops on toast and makes a fabulous filling for all manner of things


1. Put the zest, juice, sugar and butter into a bowl and set the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure that the base of the bowl does not touch the water.

2. Stir until the butter and sugar have dissolved. Beat the eggs together lightly, and sieve into the lime mixture. Stir continuously, until the mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon; the curd will thicken further on cooling.

3. Pour into a clean bowl and leave to cool. Store in sterilised screw top jars in the refrigerator.

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I just watched this being made on tv but it was different to this method - good job I've taped it, will have to go back and check. Love Sophie's recipes.

Tustard1949 Tustard1949  Posted 09 Sep 2012 7:47 PM

This is easy & gorgeous! Was ready to sieve if eggs scrambled as they went in but had heat down very low so was ok. Seemed to be stirring for ages after that with no sign of it getting thicker so eventually dared to turn the heat up a bit and it started to thicken much more quickly. Made it with lemons and limes, going to put it into 'jam' tarts and make more to give to colleagues as summer holiday presents, its lovely!

Jocasta1 Jocasta1  Posted 10 Jul 2009 4:53 PM