Raspberry Lime Curd

This Raspberry Lime curd is sweet and tangy! It's the perfect filling for cakes and cupcakes, spread on a biscuit, or straight from the jar!

Rasberry Lime Curd - the perfect filling for meringues, cakes, or out of the jar. It's tangy and sweet!


 

I'm always looking for a new thing to fill my cakes with and mostly eat off the spoon. It hit me while I've been on a streak of adding lime to everything that I need to make a raspberry lime curd. Boy, did I ever need to make this curd? It tastes amazing and so bright in flavor and color.

My intentions were to make a meringue cup to put my curd in, but I was in a hurry and burnt my meringue. Yep, even I burn my beautiful creations. I cursed at myself and knew I had no time to make another batch before I had to leave for a weekend away. Instead, I threw my curd into the freezer until I have a minute to make my meringue cups again. Curd freezes well, so don't be afraid to toss yours in the freezer.

Rasberry Lime Curd - the perfect filling for meringues, cakes, or out of the jar. It's tangy and sweet!

I've got a tasty cherry limeade cheesecake coming up at some point on the blog. I've been testing it for perfection. I can't wait to show you guys! I originally started making it as a baked cheesecake, but I've decided to do it as a no bake. Blame my indecisiveness for how long it's been taking.

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I think I said this before but once something tastes good to me, I go on a crazy streak of making several things using it. This time it happens to be lime juice. I think the time before that was ..coffee maybe. Yeah! It definitely was because I made coffee cupcakes with coffee buttercream, coffee syrup, coffee cheesecake, and cookies.

Rasberry Lime Curd - the perfect filling for meringues, cakes, or out of the jar. It's tangy and sweet!

Now I'm sort of thinking about using the curd as a cake filling instead. We shall see. I guess only time will tell if I can stay out of it long enough after it's thawed to make a cake to fill. If I can't, I'm sorry in advance.

I used key lime juice out of the bottle. If you want to know which kind, here it is! You can find it at Walmart or Amazon.

A jar of Raspberry Lime Curd with limes next to it.

Raspberry Lime Curd

This Raspberry Lime curd is sweet and tangy! It's the perfect filling for cakes and cupcakes, spread on a biscuit, or straight from the jar!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1086 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup raspberries heaping
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups key lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter cold
  • ½ teaspoon raspberry extract

Instructions

  • Press the fresh raspberries through a fine mesh strainer. Discard the seeds. You'll need ½ cup fresh raspberry juice.
  • In two bowls, divide the egg whites and yolks. Set aside the egg whites from another recipe.
  • In a medium saucepan, add in the sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Whisk until combined.
  • Add in the ½ cup fresh raspberry juice and key lime juice. Whisk until incorporated into the sugar mixture. Place saucepan over medium heat and let it come up to a boil. Whisking occasionally.
  • Once it comes up to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes. Whisk constantly to avoid burning.
  • Pour about ½ cup of the juice mixture into the egg yolks that you've set aside. Whisk immediately to avoid cooking the yolks. This is tempering the yolks.
  • Add the tempered yolks into the saucepan with the juice and whisk until incorporated.
  • Let the raspberry lime curd come up to a boil, and boil for about 5 minutes until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and add the cold butter and raspberry extract. Whisk until the butter is melted and well combined.
  • Place in a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap. Be sure that the plastic wrap is touching the curd, otherwise it may form a skin. Let cool completely. It will take 2-3 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 1086kcalCarbohydrates: 238gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 556mgSodium: 281mgPotassium: 358mgFiber: 4gSugar: 205gVitamin A: 865IUVitamin C: 70.2mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 2.1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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