A simple and delicious way to enjoy fresh lime flavor is with lime curd. This creamy, tangy treat can be served as a dip or spread and is great on a variety of baked goods. Its easy-to-make consistency makes it the perfect addition to any brunch or dessert. In order to create the thickest curd, use a large bowl that can accommodate a few cups. Ideally, use fresh limes for the best flavor.
To make this recipe, you’ll need a heavy medium saucepan, a bowl, and a whisk. Melt the butter in the saucepan over low heat, then add the sugar mixture. Next, add the lime juice, peel, and egg yolks. Return the pan to medium heat and continue whisking constantly, until the curd reaches a temperature of 165 degrees F. Once the curd is at the right consistency, strain through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any solids.
Once the lime curd is thick enough to serve, you can remove the bowl from the heat and place plastic wrap over the mixture. It can be stored in the refrigerator for two weeks, or frozen for up to a year. Thaw it in the refrigerator before using it. It can also be used as a filling or topping for many different dishes.