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I’m a bit obsessed with something … and it doesn’t have the most beautiful name. Curd.

But I love it anyway! Lemon curd, lime curd, raspberry curd … they are all so yummy. I love to eat it by the spoonful because it’s that good.

You have probably had lemon curd before. It’s pretty common now, you can even find it in grocery stores.

I am super picky about curd though. I don’t buy it from the store. Why do you ask? For several reasons.

First, I personally think homemade curd is so much better. When it’s homemade you can decide what ingredients go into it.

Second, I prefer mine honey-sweetened {most store-bought versions contain sugar} and using whole eggs.

Lastly, store-bought versions are always pretty expensive. Making your own curd from scratch is so simple + frugal.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love homemade lemon curd. But then I tried lime curd.

Wow, it’s amazing!

That tart citrus flavor shines through and is lip-smacking good! So good that you actually must eat it by the spoonful. It’s perfectly thick with the consistency of pudding and it’s just so delectable. It tastes similar to a key lime pie, which happens to be one of my favorite desserts. This stuff is to live for!

I am absolutely in love with lime curd. Can you tell?

Homemade lime curd is so easy to make … really, it’s super simple, nothing fancy about this recipe. It’s done in under 20 minutes including the prep time. The only hard part is waiting for it to chill, but if you’re like me, you’ll probably sneak a few bites before you stick it into the refrigerator.

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You only need 4 ingredients – eggs, limes, honey, and butter. Easy.

Plus, I use whole eggs, which means there are no extra egg whites sitting around waiting to be used. Yes, of course, you could make a meringue with the egg whites, but if you’re like me, most likely you’ll forget that you have egg whites to use up.

There’s actually a reason why I use whole eggs and prefer that to versions with only egg yolks.

Like I said before I L O V E homemade curd, but, I cannot stand when it tastes “eggy” … no, thank you.

Most store-bought versions and recipes only use yolks. In my humble opinion, using only yolks overpowers the most important part … the star of the curd, the lime (or lemon, orange, etc.).

When I eat homemade lime curd, I want to taste that amazingly sweet + tart lime flavor … not eggs.

Using whole eggs also helps make this recipe a bit more frugal, since there’s nothing wasted. Plus it also makes the curd a bit thicker and creamier than versions with just egg yolks.

A win-win if you ask me.

So back to the delicious lime curd and what to do with it. I personally would grab a spoon, trust me, you’re going to want to lick it off the spoon. Of course, if you have loved ones, grab another spoon to share too. 😉

You can also serve it with fresh fruit {raspberries + strawberries are especially good with it}, spread some on a scone, slather it on a muffin, swirl it into yogurt, use it for a delicious layer in a cake, add it to a tart, serve with homemade whipped cream, top it with vanilla ice cream … or like I mentioned, just simply eat it by the spoonful, it’s that good!

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Homemade Lime Curd :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Refined Sugar Free

Yield: 2-3 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Homemade lime curd is so easy to make. It's done in under 20 minutes including the prep time. The only hard part is waiting for it to chill, but if you're like me, you'll probably sneak a few bites before you stick it into the refrigerator.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup raw light-colored honey
  • Zest of 3 to 4 organic limes
  • 1/2 cup fresh organic lime juice {about 5-7 limes}
  • 7 tablespoons grass-fed butter, cut into tablespoons


  1. Wash + prep limes, I wash mine in a vinegar-water solution. Using a microplane zester, zest all limes – removing just the green of the rind, not the white pith {the white pith is very bitter}. Cut limes in half. Place strainer over a measuring cup and squeeze the juice out of the limes. Set aside.
  2. In a medium size saucepan, add eggs + honey. Whisk/stir to combine.
  3. Add lime zest, lime juice + butter to the saucepan. Stir with whisk, to ensure the eggs don’t start to scramble {if they do, don’t worry, you can strain that out in the end}.
  4. Over medium heat whisk until butter melts and the lime curd begins to thicken, stirring constantly. This takes about 5-7 minutes … you will notice little bubbles at the surface, when this happens remove from heat.
  5. Pour lime curd through a strainer into a medium size glass bowl or small ramekins. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or until chilled.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

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