{taste this} key lime curd for a pretty homemade gift

Okay, so you know I am on a citrus kick lately, right?  And I shared this super easy eggless lemon curd recipe recently?  To fill these a-mazing tres limones cupcakes?

Well, I guess I just couldn’t leave well enough alone because I had to try substituting key lime juice for lemon juice for this key lime curd!  There is no butter and no egg yolks … just 4 simple ingredients!

Key lime is not just for pies anymore … bake up some scones, biscuits or waffles – or just toss some bread in your toaster  – because you definitely want to {taste this}!

easy eggless key lime curd
Based on the original recipe found here
Yield:  about 1/2 cup

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cold water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup key lime juice (I used Nellie & Joes key lime juice but you can juice key limes, too)
2 teaspoons of lime zest

 In a saucepan, mix together the sugar, water and cornstarch. Bring it to a boil on low-medium heat and whisk constantly. This mixture needs to get fairly thick – almost like a thick pudding consistency. When the mixture thickens, reduce your heat to low and stir/whisk for another minute. Remove the mixture from the heat, place in a non-metallic bowl and add key lime juice and zest. Allow your key lime curd to cool and thicken at room temperature. Then, store in your fridge for up to a few days.

This is a really sweet treat for gift giving – teacher/volunteer appreciation, Mothers’ Day or even a co-worker’s birthday … I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a homemade gift! 

To package this as shown above,:  Prepare one batch of key lime curd and let cool.  Spoon into a small canning jar.  Place the flat lid on the jar and place a cupcake paper over it.  Now, screw on the canning ring (over the cupcake paper) and use striped bakers twine to add a sweet little lime ‘to & from’ tag.

Add this to a small basket with a pretty dish towel, a recipe for your favorite scone and a few limes and this would be an adorable house warming or new neighbor gift!!

All of the recipes from my Spring citrus baking frenzy series (and tons of other recipes) can be found on my tasty stuff page :) 

Come back again some time … the door is always open!

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  1. What a precious little gift! So cute. Key lime is a favorite! Especially this time of year. Pinning!

  2. It’s that easy to make curd??? And here I have been buying the jar at at the grocery store every time:-) I love how cute it is in the canning jar with the little lime tag!!!

  3. So pretty! What a great gift. I’d love one too… ;)

  4. What a pretty package! Look yummy too!

  5. Great idea, Keri!!!
    I once went to a party at a store, Crabtree and Evelyn. They sell lemon curd.
    SO, their idea was to use round tea biscuits, fill with their lemon curd (make a sandwich, like oreos) adn sprinkle icing suga ron it. And tea is served! Instead of masking your own cookies, they meant. It was part of a Holiday idea kind of thing.
    Anyway, just another idea for your lemon curd, put together a package of cookies with it.

  6. Yum! And the packaging is gorgeous. Keep adding citrus recipes – I love them!

  7. Looks super cute and yummy. What a simple sounding recipe too!

  8. That looks so yummy (and cute!) I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  9. Uh, YUM! This sounds delicious and I love the way you packaged it too!

  10. I simply LOVE this. Yum. Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

  11. That sounds so good! I love how you put it in the mason jar and put the cupcake liner on top! So CUTE!!! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday’s Temptation.

  12. This looks so yummy! Great packaging too. Stopping by from Sweet Treats Thursday.

  13. This sounds great! I’m looking forward to trying it!

  14. Um you had at me homemade lime curd. Pretty sure I would just eat this out the pan. I love citrus and pretty packaging, so I loved your post!!! Great idea on how to package it. Too cute! found you from tatertots and I am so glad that I did! Can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog. Have a happy, happy weekend!

  15. oh yum!!! Love your packaging too!!! Visiting from TT&J!

  16. I love key lime! I’ve never tried key lime curd, but you make me want to try! :)

  17. Oh so cute! I love that you used a cupcake liner for the jar top – that is so clever!

  18. I am enjoying your citrus kick and this is no exception. Such cute packaging too!

  19. I love lemon curd, so no doubt I will love the lime! Thank you so much for sharing, I can’t wait to make it. Love the packaging too!

  20. This sounds great and I love the pretty packaging!!! Super cute!!!

  21. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you’ll come again this week! This month’s Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!

  22. once my strawberry patch comes alive. i’m making this curd…divine…

    sharing at my site and pinterest. thanks for sharing at creative juice last week.

  23. Have only tried lemon curd so pretty excited to try the lime!! Thanks for being a part of our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

  24. this is so great work. and so nice packing too.

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  25. Can you explain me the instruction of home made gifts from your collection?

  26. Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

  27. thanks for sharing.

  28. yummy..cute packing too..

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