A few weeks ago while my hubby was out of town on business my sister came for a visit, we had a great time and she loved spending time with the kids. One of the tricky things about a visit is always what to cook, she’s vegan! Luckily I had a enough things on hand Sunday when she arrived that we could make dinner, but come Monday of course we ended up at the grocery store to pick up a few necessities. Walking around the aisles we chatted about lunch for the next Sunday when a lot of our family would be in town celebrating the birth of our son. I knew we would be serving a lot of non-vegan foods, so I wanted to make sure to include things she could eat as well. What meal is complete without a dessert, so I decided it must be vegan!
We love citrus in our family, cakes, pies, bars ect; so I thought making a sweet and sour treat was quite fitting. I opted for lime bars (I’ll share that recipe on Thursday) and since they were going to be dairy free, that meant making a curd; something I hadn’t done in a couple of years. I did some research and decided to make a variation of this recipe to fit my needs, but with limes instead of lemons.
It turned out to be quite an easy recipe and it tasted delicious – I’m talking eat with a spoon good! If you like a little tartness in your desserts or on your toast/biscuits then you have to make yourself a batch of this lime curd. I hope you’ll enjoy this curd as much as we do!
- 1 c lime juice, I used a mixture of fresh and bottled
- 1/2 c water
- 1 1/4 c sugar
- 4 Tbs corn starch
- 1/8 tsp salt
- zest of two limes
- 1/3 c almond milk, I used unsweetened vanilla
- 1 1/2 Tbs coconut oil
- In a saucepan over medium heat combine the lime juice, water, sugar, corn starch, salt and zest; whisk until the mixture boils.
- Cook for an addition minute undisturbed, it should turn clear and be thicker.
- Remove from the heat and add the almond milk and coconut oil, whisk until the mixture is smooth. Pour the curd into glass jars and let cool to room temperature, store in the fridge.
Recipe adapted from Lemon Curd by Vegansaurus
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Cynthia Landrie says
I have had and made lemon curd on many occasions, but I have never tried lime curd. I will have to give it a try.
Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!
Emily Dicks says
Cynthia you’re going to love it! I can honestly eat it just by itself it tastes so good.
I love fruit curds! I’ve never tried lime, but the gears are turning trying to find a way to use this. Of course, I could probably just eat it with a spoon!
Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box says
I’ve made lemon curd before but I’ve never even thought about lime curd – pinning! I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-6/
Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration says
Emily, yum! I love curd and this looks delicious! I made lemon-lime curd but never just lime – I want to try this! Thanks for sharing your recipe – pinning and buffering! Have a fantastic day!
cooking with curls says
Yum! I love lemon curd, but still have not tried to make it. I will definitely add this to my to do list 🙂
Emily Dicks says
Lisa this version without egg is so easy, you definitely need to make some!
That does look pretty good. I think I’ve had curd before? I feel like now I dont remember 🙂
Hayley Jach says
Thank you! I just made this (with half the sugar since I like my limes tart, soy milk instead of almonds and no oil) and it’s amazing. I had no idea you could make cirtus curd without eggs, so thanks for the education. 🙂 My vegan brother will be very appreciative!
Emily Dicks says
I’m so glad you like it! I hope your brother loves it as much as my sister did 🙂
Just made this and it is delicious! I had to cut the recipe in half due to lack of limes. Thanks!