Lime Curd (in the Vitamix)

vitamix limecurd

Blenders, start your engines! This lime curd is a bright splash of taste and color for a January morning. Make it with your Vitamix or Blendtec for a quick method of creating curds at home. While the traditional method of whisking the egg mixture over a double boiler works well, the blender method is so much faster. Five minutes fast.

I made lemon curd last year with the recipe listed in the Vitamix cookbook and followed the same proportions for this recipe with lime. The texture is smooth and custard-like even after the initial five minutes in the Vitamix; the curd will continue to thicken as it cools in the refrigerator. This is not a recipe for your water-bath canner. I am going to freeze a jar, though, and will let you know how it keeps in the freezer. Store this in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

By the way, are you surprised by the shade of yellow? Even with a healthy dose of lime zest, this curd can’t hold on to the vibrant lime color. The eggs and butter overshadow it. I chose not to, but if you crave that green shade of lime in your curd then you’ll have to add a few drops of green food coloring.

Lime Curd (in the Vitamix)

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup juice (about 4 limes)
  • 2 TB lime zest (use 4 limes)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature and cut into cubes

Instructions

  1. Add the eggs, sugar, lime juice and lime zest to the Vitamix.
  2. Start at level 1 and slowly increase to level 10. Blend for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off the Vitamix and add the butter.
  4. Start at level 1 and blend at level 3 for 30 seconds.
  5. Place lime curd in the refrigerator to cool. Store in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
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Comments

    • says

      We’ll have to find a cooking contest or a giveaway for the Vitamix for you! I agree, I had trouble buying one too so we used credit card miles instead. It’s a splurge but what a great appliance for the kitchen!

  1. says

    Why oh why is this deliciousness called curd; we need to have a naming contest and the winner gets a new Vitamix!

    I’ve been there with the color but that’s OK too…green isn’t as appealing as a food beyond veggies anyhow. Sad. You can’t just bring a jar over anymore. :(

    But happy I’m in; I do love it!

    • says

      Did you know we were exactly a mile apart? I walked over to your house the last time I dropped a treat off and was sad to know it was my last walk to see you– I’ll have to make the drive soon, once I get over this bad cold & cough. And yes, curd definitely needs a new name!

  2. says

    I adore my Vitamix! My favorite recipe is the whole wheat dinner rolls, just amazing! I have been making curd on the stove top and have not tried the Vitamix recipe. Silly me! I’ve got to try this soon, very soon!

  3. says

    I so want to own a vitamix, but am afraid the husband might just ask me to start working :)) I actually Love the color of your lime curd. I don’t think the green looks appetizing. Get better soon and we all should plan on meeting !

    • says

      Yes, I completely get it! The Vitamix is a splurge (we got ours using airmiles so it was a big treat!) but maybe you could start now dropping hints for Mother’s Day, birthday, and more! Hope to see you soon.

  4. Rachel says

    Hello dear sister-in-law xxxx
    Totally surprised and delighted at your website – what a treat!!
    Question – I don’t have a vitamix. Is there something special about the vitamix, or can I do this recipe in my food processor?
    Ta ever so :)

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