Tart and Tangy Key Lime Curd – Low Carb (2 Grams) Gluten-Free


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Tart & Tangy Key Lime Curd

My Sour Obsession With Key Lime

A Key Lime is¬†such a little power house of mouth puckering¬†tang. I love them along with Meyer’s Lemons for all¬†their tartness which I happen to be very fond of. This¬†penchant for tart and tangy comes from my love of Sour Patch Kids candy. When Sour Patch Kids candy made its debut it was a match made in heaven. That bitingly sour tang followed by sweet. My favorite flavor was always the lime with lemon coming in a close second.

Recently on a grocery shopping trek, one of the stores I shop at had a few bags of Meyer Lemons, as well as Key Limes. Those memories of tart and tangy came rushing back. I quickly snatched up a stash, because what is there one day, might not be there the next. That said, I was not about to miss out on making something spectacular.

Key Lime Curd Reinterpreted

The first thing that came to mind was making a tart and tangy curd and let that be the stepping stone to other delicious discoveries. As curds go, I will always side with homemade versus store bought. The flavor is incomparable to what you find in a jar. Just thinking about that tart tang made my mouth pucker in anticipation as I rushed home to see what I could do with my newly found treasure.

What I love most about homemade Key Lime curd is its buttery richness. This one is no exception. When you put a spoonful into your mouth you will taste everything I had envisioned when I happened upon them and snatched them all up. This Key Lime curd is delicious all on its own or served with a dab of whipped cream. It has a long, tart¬†finish. ¬†For me its like a roller coaster of twists and turns inside your mouth. If your a fan of tart and tangy it’s¬†going to make you pucker as you¬†close your eyes and say YES!

This curd is the base for several upcoming recipes that you are going to love having in your low carb arsenal. From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing.

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Tart and Tangy Key Lime Curd
What I love most about homemade curd is its buttery richness. This one is no exception. When you put a spoonful into your mouth you will taste everything I had envisioned. The curd is delicious all on its own. it has a long, tart finish. For me it's like a roller coaster of twists and turns inside your mouth. If your a fan of tart and tangy it's going to make you pucker as you close your eyes and say YES!
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Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 2 1/2 Hour Chill Time
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1/4 Cup Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 2 1/2 Hour Chill Time
Servings
1/4 Cup Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Get out a heavy saucepan and add all your ingredients for the curd except for the butter. Gently mix together with a wire whip until everything is well combined. Place your pan on the stove over medium heat and keep stirring with your wire whip. As your curd heats up its going to get thick very quickly. Your making a custard so it will look like a thick pudding. When you see that it is starting to thicken up enough to coat the back of a spoon or the consistency of a thickened pudding, remove from the heat. Be careful when you do this step though as too much heat and you'll risk scrambling the eggs. Finish the curd by adding in your butter and incorporate quickly using your wire whisk.
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  2. If you are going to use the curd in a recipe you can leave the curd in your pan. Otherwise pack into 2 - 8oz canning jars and allow it to cool to room temperature, about 1/2 hour, before putting it in your refrigerator to chill for an additional 2 hours.
  3. Now comes the hard part, the wait for the curd to chill. Time to go run your errands.
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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts: Calculated using My Fitness Pal. 

Serving size:  1/4 cup

Calories 172, Fat 16g, Cholesterol 216mg, Sodium 187mg, Potassium 74mg,  Total Carbohydrate 2g, Fiber 0g,
Sugars 1g, Protein 5g

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Mike

Mike is a proud UCLA Bruin and low carb recipe enthusiast. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Bella. Together they are living the Dream.

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