Curds are a delicious addition to all kinds of food from cupcake and cookie fillings, to pancake toppings, (we actually used it as a topper for our coconut lime cheesecake baking kit) Once you discover just how easy it is to make at home, you’ll never go for the expensive, store-bought stuff again! You can use limes or lemons to make this recipe. It’s easy and comes together in under 10 minutes.
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
Zest of 1 large lime or lemon
1/4 cup butter or (1/2 stick) cubed
Place eggs, sugar, salt, juice, and zest in a medium saucepan. Do not put it over the heat yet.
Whisk the ingredients together until smooth. Place over low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens, about 4-5 minutes.
Turn all the way to low and add the butter. Stir until smooth.
Strain curd to get a smoother texture and to remove any bits of curdled eggs or large pieces of zest.
Remove from heat and pour into a glass bowl or jar. Cool.
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