Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lemon-Lime Curd

Lemon-Lime Curd and Blackberries drench over Buttermilk Poundcake
Happy Mother's Day! I love lemon (which I believe I stated before.) But this Lemon-Lime Curd is addictive. Not only is it easy to make, but it is extremely bright, summery, tart, sweet and delectable.

I have spooned it over gingerbread, drenched it over poundcake and created sunny citrus tarts using this shortbread pastry dough. Lemon-Lime Curd makes a great dip for berries as well. Or, you could just eat it straight from the jar out of the refrigerator, which I am very much guilty of!
Lemon-Lime Curd puddling down onto the plate.

Lemon-Lime Curd
• 2 lemons
• 2 limes
• 1 ½ cups sugar
• ¼ pound unsalted butter, room temperature
• 4 extra-large eggs
• ¼ cup lemon juice
• ¼ cup lime juice
• 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Zest the two lemons and one lime, being careful to avoid the white pith. Combine zest with sugar, rubbing with hands to incorporate.
2. Cream the butter and beat in the citrus sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and then add the lemon and lime juice and salt. Mix until combined (will look curdled).
3. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over low heat until thickened, at about 170˚F, or just below a simmer. Remove from heat and cool or refrigerate.


Meghan said...

I've been wanting to make lemon curd for so long! I love that this version has both citrus fruits. Beautiful photos! :)

greatest info said...

i loved this blog
thanks for share

Mary said...

This looks incredibly good. I love curd and this sounds like a fabulous recipe. This is my first visit to your blog. I found you by chance and had planned only to say hello. I was lured by your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I planned. I'll be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Maria said...

What a fabulous dessert!

Sophie said...

Waw!! Your lemon & lime curd looks so tasty & spcial too!

MMMMMMM,...a fabulous dessert! oooh,...yes!

Lila said...

it looks totally addictive. I'm wishing I had some on a lemon yogurt cake. That would be a slice of heaven!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

Oh yum! Looks great!