Key Lime Curd
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut in pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons Key lime juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon shredded lime zest (colored part only)
  1. Combine sugar, unsalted butter (cut in pieces) and Key lime juice in the top of a double boiler; set over simmering water. Stir until sugar dissolves and butter melts.
  2. Beat 1 large egg, 1 large egg yolk and shredded lime zest (colored part only) in a small bowl.
  3. Gradually whisk warm butter mixture into egg mixture. Return mixture to double boiler. C
  4. ook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until curd is thickened, about 10 minutes. Do not boil.
  5. Transfer to small bowl. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface and chill until cold.