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.