Blackberry Lime Curd

Fruit curds are awesome. And there’s no reason not to make them at home. Not only are they easy to execute, the available options for fruit curds are endless. Why limit yourself to just lemon curd? I have made passion fruit curd, raspberry curd, and blueberry curd in the past.

Blackberry Lime Curd

Most of them went in to layer cakes, but the leftovers were always put to good use as well. Whether we ate them just spread on some toast or a graham cracker, or threw some on an egg sandwich, a good fruit curd is something I always say I want to make more frequently.

Blackberry Lime Curd

This blackberry lime curd is no different. It started with the intention of going into a layer cake. But the cake didn’t use all of the curd, so we had some in our fridge for a few glorious days. Blackberry and lime work so harmoniously together, it is no wonder this curd was addictive and disappeared in a few short days.

Blackberry Lime Curd

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Blackberry Lime Curd

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp granulated gelatin
12 ounces frozen unsweetened blackberries
10 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
Grated zest of 1 lime
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together gelatin and 1-1/2 teaspoons warm water; set aside.

Thaw blackberries. Puree in a blender; then strain to remove seeds and set puree aside.

Set up a double boiler and bring water to a boil.

In a separate bowl, whisk together blackberry puree, egg yolks, sugar, lime juice, and zest.

Transfer mixture to the top of the double boiler; cook until mixture starts to thicken, stirring continuously with a whisk.

When mixture resembles loose pudding, whisk in softened butter in three stages. Add gelatin and continue whisking 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a clean bowl. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of the curd to prevent skin from forming. Refrigerate until completely cool, about 1 hour.

Recipe adapted from Yankee Magazine

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16 Responses to “Blackberry Lime Curd”

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek — March 18, 2013 at 10:01 am

    How yummy, and the color is so beautiful!

    • beantownbaker — March 18th, 2013 @ 10:59 am

      Yes, I absolutely love the color of this curd!

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    Megan — March 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I love fruit curds. This combination sounds wonderful. I’ve been wanting to make passionfruit curd for a long time. Hopefully I will get to that soon.

    • beantownbaker — March 18th, 2013 @ 11:00 am

      The passionfruit curd is definitely my favorite of all time. It’s just such a unique flavor.

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — March 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I love lemon curd on a good fruit quickbread. I once made lemon loaf with lemon curd and it was to DIE for. How long to curds typically keep in the fridge?

    • beantownbaker — March 18th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

      Oohhh… double lemon – sounds delicious. They never stay around very long when I make them, but I think they’d be fine in the fridge for a week or two.

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    Shannon — March 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

    this sounds delicious! I’ve got some key lime curd in my fridge, not sure what I’ll do with the last bit of it…

    • beantownbaker — March 19th, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

      Key lime curd – YUM! Did you juice them yourself? They’re so tiny.

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    Sues — March 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I love the idea of a blackberry lime curd… two of my favorite flavors married into curd! I love meyer lemon curd, too :)

    • beantownbaker — March 19th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

      I still haven’t been able to find meyer lemons at my store. Of course, I haven’t looked too hard either…

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    Michelle — March 21, 2013 at 7:51 am

    This looks delicious! And I love anything that gives me a use for egg yolks, since I use whites so often.

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

      I’m the same way. I hoard recipes that take divided eggs. Now that I started making ice cream, I need more that use whites…

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    Jenny — April 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    If you make a cake or something with the curd in it or on it does it need to be refrigerated?

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    Emily — October 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    This looks amazing, but I was wondering how much it made, I have picked enough blackberries to make 3 times this. Xx

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:26 am

      It made probably 2.5-3 cups of curd. Hope you enjoy it!

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