Lime Curd Spread

  • Preparation 10 MIN
    Cooking 20 MIN



  1. Grate the zest of 2 limes and squeeze the juice of 4 limes.
  2. In a double boiler, combine all the ingredients except the eggs. Cook gently, stirring with wooden spoon, until the sugar has dissolved. Slowly temper the eggs with the hot mixture while whisking.
  3. Pour back in the double boiler. Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, for about 20 minutes or until it thickens.
  4. The curd should never boil.
  5. Pour into a jar and refrigerate. Serve cold with scones, muffins or pound cake.


This spread is delicious incorporated in equal shares lime curd and whipped cream, to garnish fresh fruit. I also use it to garnish lime tarts.

Good with...

Healthy Pick

Recipes with the \"Healthy Pick\" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.

Nutrition Facts

For 2 tablespoons (30 ml)

Content % Daily Value
Calories 150  
Total Fat 7.4 g  
Saturated Fat 4 g  
Sodium (salt) 5 mg  
Carbohydrates 21 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 1 g